Duty to Share the Truth

AFR | St. Ambrose | July 20, 2009

While listening to Ancient Faith Radio today I heard a really insightful quote from St. Ambrose. I don’t recall the exact wording, but here’s the gist of it.

St. Ambrose exhorted Christians to not only take care of the poor but also to share the truth with others. He said that those that know the truth and fail to share it are just as culpable, or more so, than those that do not do acts of charity for those in need.

I tried to locate the exact quote by St. Ambrose but could not find it on the web, even searching Google Books. If anyone finds the exact quote, please post it here.

The closest quote that I could find by St. Ambrose that matched the one I heard was this one:

“Not only for every idle word must man give an account, but for every idle silence.”