We live in a world that is drowning in words. Words are everywhere. They are beginning to lose their meaning because people often go on and on, whether it is at a party, a business meeting or even from the pulpit. A wise person knows when to speak and when to keep silent. Perhaps we could all benefit from a rule that certain African tribes had for speech making. It seems that when a person rose to speak, he had to stand on one foot while delivering his oration. The moment his other foot touched the ground, the speech had to end, or the speaker was forcibly silenced.
Nationally renown Capuchin preacher Fr. Scott Seethaler shares daily inspiration.