Gossip, criticism, and speculation

Beware of the person who always fault-finds, incessantly treasure hunts for weaknesses in others to criticize, and enjoys the practice of speculating with incomplete knowledge. Whose words mostly drip with the poison of ridicule. Beware, for they only lead toward spiritual stagnation and soul-corruption; toward utter darkness and damnation. There are innumerable reasons why this … Continue reading Gossip, criticism, and speculation

Drunkenness & the burning building

The intoxicated person inside a building who, in his extremely incapacitated state, does not even realize the whole building is on fire, will never understand the urgency of his sober neighbor who is hustling to find directions to exit the building. Unless sobriety inspires him, he will likely interpret the vigorous exertion of his neighbor … Continue reading Drunkenness & the burning building