Saturday, January 05, 2013

Saintly Advice from Blessed John XXIII - Imitating Christ

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"Jesus, when his teaching is distorted and he is slandered as a seducer, taunted with ignorance  exposed to the mockery and scorn of all, is meekly silent; he does not confound his slanderers  he lets himself b struck, spat upon, scourged, treated as a madman, and never loses his clam or breaks his silence.

So, I will let people say whatever they will about me, assign to me the lowest pl;ace, misunderstand my words and my actions, without ever trying to justify myself or find excuses, accepting cheerfully even the rebukes of my Superiors, without saying a word..."
Journal of a Soul by Pope John XXIII

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