Something to consider as we commemorate the three Holy Hierarchs (Saints Basil, Gregory, and John Chrysostom), and the source of their profound teachings and witness…silence.
“…It is better for a man to be silent and be [a Christian], than to talk and not to be one. “The kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.” (1 Cor. 4:20). Men “believe with the heart, and confess with the mouth,” the one “unto righteousness,” the other “unto salvation.”(Rm. 10:10). It is good to teach, if he who speaks also acts. For he who shall both “do and teach, the same shall be great in the kingdom (Mt. 5:19)…”