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Chapter 26. Second Commandment: Reverence God’s Name • 359

itself set on fire by Gehenna. For every kind of beast and bird,

of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by

the human species, but no human being can tame the tongue. It

is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord

and Father, and with it we curse human beings who are made

in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and

cursing. This need not be so, my brothers. Does a spring gush

forth from the same opening both pure and brackish water?

Can a fig tree, my brothers, produce olives, or a grapevine figs?

Neither can salt water yield fresh.

—Jas 3:2-12


The Divine Praises

Blessed be God.

Blessed be his holy Name.

Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.

Blessed be the name of Jesus.

Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.

Blessed be his most Precious Blood.

Blessed be Jesus in the most holy Sacrament of the altar.

Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.

Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.

Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.

Blessed be her glorious Assumption.

Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.

Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.

Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.

Bless the Lord, my soul;

and all my being, bless his holy name!

—Ps 103:1