On Judgement & Forgiveness

Think on this as you go through your day, for it applies to each and every one of us..
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“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are
spiritual should restore him gently; but watch yourself, or you also may be tempted”.         Gal. 6:1.   

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  Once upon a time in a monastery, a certain brother committed a grave indiscretion; one that caused all the brethren to convene a council to decide the monk’s fate. The oldest monk, Fr. Farapont, reluctantly came to the meeting, but did so carrying a pail of water with holes in it. When asked by the others why he did such a thing, he said, “Just as I don’t take notice the water leaking out behind me as I proceed, it reminds me of all my own sinful deeds and actions that trickle from me that I also do not notice.” At witnessing such an analogy and didactic gesture, the monks were moved by Fr. Ferapont’s sage wisdom and completely forgave the monk his fault.
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There are few decisions that we can make that are as powerful as forgiveness.
Thanks to John and Father Thomas Moore.

 

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About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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One Response to On Judgement & Forgiveness

  1. Linda Gill says:

    Amen.

    Liked by 1 person

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