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Defending Your Honor

March 31, 2011 Length: 1:01

St. John Chrysostom on the honor of being meek.

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Most cultures have some kind of “honor system,” where a person’s personal reputation must be defended at all costs. But what if we understood true honor as being meekness in the face of insults?

St. John Chrysostom explains:

There is nothing stronger than meekness, nothing more powerful; it preserves our soul in quiet, and strives to lead it as into a harbor, and is the cause of every kind of satisfaction for us; and nothing else can give the soul repose and great quiet as well as meekness and humble mindedness.

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