Contributed by C. Philip Green on Apr 26, 2012
If you want talk so people will listen, then first of all talk to God about others before you talk to others about God. Then be wise, be gracious, and be tasteful in your conversation.
The abbot of a monastery called a novice into his office and instructed him to give the sermon at the next morning's chapel.
The novice was struck with fear. The next morning, chapel came. He stood in the pulpit. The brothers were there. His hands were trembling. His knees were knocking.