The Inner Struggle

The Terror of Silence

I am so attached to chattering. How can I not appreciate the wisdom offered by these Bible verses?

“When words are many, transgression is not lacking” (Prov 10:19).

“He who guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin” (Prov 13:3).

“Whoever uses too many words will be loathed” (Sir 20:8).

“I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter” (Mt 12:36).

“Make balances and scales for your words, and make a door and a bolt for your mouth. Beware lest you err with your tongue, lest you fall before him who lies in wait” (Sir 28:25-26).

In thinking about my chatter, opinions, observations, I experience terror at at how far I am from silence.