This is spiritually more beneficial than fasting, according to St. John of the Cross

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Spiritual writers have always stressed the importance of fasting, but St. John of the Cross would argue that there is one spiritual discipline that may be even more beneficial than fasting.

He writes in his Sayings of Light and Love, “Conquering the tongue is better than fasting on bread and water.”

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What he is referring to is the ability to use our words to build up others, rather than tear them down.

If St. John of the Cross were alive today, he might include “Conquering your digital comments …” in the mix. It requires great spiritual discipline to...
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