This was sent to me (and several others) by a long-time friend.
Good advice and thank you, John.
Once 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.”