The Best Advice for Pastors

“One who trusts others too quickly* is lightminded, and one who sins does wrong to himself. One who rejoices in wickedness will be condemned, and for one who hates gossip evil is lessened.

Never repeat a conversation, and you will lose nothing at all. With friend or foe do not report it, and unless it would be a sin for you, do not disclose it; for some one has heard you and watched you, and when the time comes he will hate you.

Have you heard a word? Let it die with you. Be brave! It will not make you burst!”  (Sir. 19:4-10)

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*At all, really