Do you know that the words you speak are an expression of the image of God in you? Should not our words, then, suit the divine image that is their origin? While it is easy to offer praise to God in words of prayer, it is easier still to disfigure our souls with sins of the tongue. Have you fallen into the traps of gossip, insults, or profanity? What about backbiting, detraction, or calumny? This talk will explore the many ways in which our speech may constitute sin and shine a spotlight on the hidden snares by which we unthinkingly stumble into these sins. Armed with this knowledge and some practical advice on controlling our spoken words, we may rid our lives of some of the most common yet most overlooked sins among young adults.
As always, any young adult (18-39..ish) is welcome to attend, Catholic or not. If you are not a young adult, please do not join us. You can catch the podcast instead. Young families are welcome to bring their little ones.
We want to thank our friends at the Monk's Cellar for providing us with some great deals on the best food around. You buying dinner is the best way to thank them. The beer is free to you and paid for by St. Joseph Marello Parish. It starts flowing freely at 7pm. Show up early for a good seat. Our events are usually standing room only - packed with amazing young adults. New faces are always welcome, so bring your friends.
Robert Porter is a graduate of St. Mary’s College with a B.A. in Philosophy and History. He earned his Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, CA, with a focus in Thomistic ethics. He has taught RCIA at St. Mary Parish in Sacramento for ten years, and has given numerous talks for young adult groups throughout the diocese. He currently works as an IT consultant in the Sacramento area. He and his wife Christie have one daughter.