Thursday, March 6, 2014

John Chrysostom on Negligent Words

 'For (St. John) Chrysostom, the root sin is negligence, expressed most clearly in the easy familiarity of neighborhood gossip. For in gossip we treat other people's lives as occasions for entertainment and titillation, as opportunities to express complacent superiority or to express a burning envy.' -R.R. Reno, Genesis