Why is it so difficult to keep quiet when someone says something hurtful. Jesus remained silent during His passion. His Blessed Mother pondered things in her heart. Can we do less?
We are sensitive to words and quickly want to answer back, without taking any regard as to whether it is God's will that we should speak. A silent soul is strong; no adversities will harm it if it perseveres in silence. The silent soul is capable of attaining the closest union with God. - St. Faustina (477 in Diary)