From An Old Saint

Here's a quote from St. Teresa of Avila to remind us about the goodness of truth-telling (you know, speaking of things as they are and not like we want them to be?) not only to God but I think this has application to our conversations with each other. What say you?

O my God! what harm is done in the world by considering our actions of only little importance and by thinking something can be done against you in secret! I am certain that great evils would be avoided if we were to understand that the whole matter lies not in our guarding ourselves against men but in our guarding ourselves against displeasing you.

(St. Teresa of Avila, Collected Works. p. 60)