27th January 2016

Abba Moses

Abba Moses

A brother in Scetis committed a fault. A council was called to which Abba Moses was invited, but he refused to go to it. Then the priests sent someone to him saying, “Come, for everyone is waiting for you.”

So he got up and went. He took a leaking jug and filled it with water and carried it with him.

The others came out to meet him and said, “What is this, father?”

The old man said to them, “My sins run out behind me, and I do not see them, and today I am coming to judge the errors of another.”

When they heard that, they said no more to the brother but forgave him.

~~The Desert Fathers

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