Proverbs, Chapter 12

(1) Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. (2) A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. (3) A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. (4) A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. (5) The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. (6) The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. (7) The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand. (8) A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. (9) He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. (10) A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. (11) He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding. (12) The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit. (13) The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. (14) A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. (15) The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. (16) A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame. (17) He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. (18) There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. (19) The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. (20) Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. (21) There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. (22) Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. (23) A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. (24) The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. (25) Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. (26) The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. (27) The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. (28) In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

A Random Prayer...

Act of Love

O my divine Jesus, how shall I return you thanks for the goodness in giving yourself to me? The only way I can repay your love is by loving you in return. Yes, my Lord, I love you, and I desire to love you all my life. My Jesus, you alone are sufficient for me. Whom shall I love, if I love not you, my Jesus? You love those who love you. I love you. Oh, do you also love me. If I love you but little, give me the love which you require of me. O Mary, my good Mother, and you glorious Saint Joseph, lend me your love wherewith to love my Jesus.

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