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2 Timothy 2:16 Avoid such godless chatter, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,
I was wondering, how should the phrase "godless chatter" be defined in this context? My friend was telling me the other day I shouldn't be hanging out with non-Catholic friends if I didn't have the intention of bringing them into the Catholic Church. He told me about this verse. So if I were to have conversations about movies, games etc would that be considered as godless chatter?
In a broader context, would talking about worldly matters be considered godless chatter even within the Christian community?
Thanks in advance :)
Hi Julian, perhaps the answer is in thinking what we could/would say that would lead people into more "ungodliness". Maybe an example would be talking about how much we thought we could drink on Friday night. I don't think we're called to not hang out with non-Catholic friends, but to try to use a bit of discretion in our talk with them. It's interesting that in the Benedictine tradition Benedict seems to reserve his strongest language against monks who were grumbling and who were disturbing the peace of the community because of their grumbling. It's nice to know that Benedictine life was obviously rather like everyday family life today :)
Keep being (or trying to be) a good friend to all, I'd say.
God bless +