Called to Account

Recently I came across two quotes by two giants of history who lived centuries apart, but each thought still holds wisdom for us today.

The first is from St. Ambrose:  “We shall be called to account not only for every idle word but also for every idle silence.”

The second and corresponding quote comes from Martin Luther King, Jr. who said: “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” 

We are all being called to account for what we believe and what we want to happen in the world.  In order for some of our dreams and our desires to unfold, we first have to articulate them, to speak out about them and not be silent.  Words are a grace and can offer us great inspiration.

What words of grace are we being called to account for?

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