If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, his religion is vain. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:26-27
If only, when people say we are religious, they meant this!
That they recognize:
- our contol of our tongues
- our care for orphans, widows and all the least of these.
Grant us the grace to bridle our tongues and practice true religion.
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