Got Sand?

This was sent to me (and several others) by a long-time friend.

Good advice and thank you, John.


thOnce a brother had been caught in a particular sin, and the abbot of the monastery asked St. Moses to join the council that would convict the monk. 

He reluctantly came to the council, carrying on his back a leaking bag of sand.  Seeing this strange scene, the brothers asked the significance of it. 

He simply said, “This sand is my sins which are trailing behind me, while I go to judge the sins of another.” 

At such a reply the brothers forgave the offender and decided to focus on their own salvation rather than their brother’s sins.”

From the Desert Fathers.
*Thanks to Fr. Thomas Moore for this article

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, 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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