Jovan kaneo church

Church of St. Jovan (John)
Ohrid, Macedonia

Let (everyone) conduct themselves virtuously and say little, so that those who see them may always be edified…Let them not presume to repeat the gossip of the world inside the monastery…Let them be strictly bound not to repeat outside the monastery anything that is said or done within which could cause scandal.

St. Clare of Assisi, The Form of Life of St. Clare, 122

Scripture for the day: O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill?  He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart;  who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised,  but who honors those who fear the Lord; who swears to his own hurt and does not change;  who does not put out his money at interest     and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved. (Psalm 15:1-5)

Lenten action for the day:  When tempted to say something negative about someone today, even if the negative information is true, hold your tongue.