A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Wednesday 29 August

The Beheading of John the Baptist

Ps 71; Jeremiah 1:17-19; Mark 6:17-29

Risky talk

Herod made a rash promise to Salome. Is there a message about being cautious with unnecessary talk and making promises? “I often wish I had kept silent” … “If it is allowable and useful to speak, talk of what will edify” - Thomas à Kempis. Could we take Thomas’s advice on board?

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