I was a quiet kid. Even up through high school and university. People thought I was intelligent. Then I grew up and became verbal. I proved them wrong!

Ignatius of Loyola said, “It is better to be silent and be, than to talk and not be.… Those who possess the word of Jesus are truly able to hear even his very silence, that they may be perfect and may both act as they speak, and be recognized by their silence. There is nothing which is hid from God, but our very secrets are near to him. Let us therefore do all things as those who have him dwelling in us, that we may be his temples, and he may be in us as our God.”

Jesus told us that it is pagans who try to impress their gods with many words. He told us that doesn’t work with the One God.

It doesn’t work with people, either.

I’m with Ignatius on this one.

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