Open a grave

3 February 2019

We shouldn’t be like flies, but like bees, flitting from flower to flower, collecting honey. We, too, should collect honey, paying attention only to what’s good in other people. Concerning those who condemn and criticise others, the psalmist and prophet, David, declared: ‘Their throat is an open sepulchre’ (Ps. 5, 10). Open a grave and you’ll see what rottenness and stench there is in there. The same reek, a spiritual stench, comes from our mouth when we condemn other people.