Reflection on a Saying of a Desert Christian: anonymous

A holy elder, seeing with his own eyes a certain brother fall into deep sin, not only did not judge him, but wept and said: “He fell today; without doubt I will fall tomorrow. But he certainly will repent, whereas for myself, I am not so sure of this.”

How wonderful it would be if all of us had the same reaction as this anonymous monk.  Jesus tells us, as have many great saints and teachers, that we have to pay more attention to the log in our own eyes than to the splinter in the eye of someone else.

This monk reminds us that we are all sinners, we all fall, we all err. When we do we need to repent but as with this holy elder, are we confident that we will ask forgiveness?

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