Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Desert Fathers, Sunday, December 16, 2012, Abba Isaac

Bose Monastery: Desert Fathers
Bose Monastery: Desert Fathers (Photo credit: jimforest)

"One day Abba Isaac went to a monastery. He saw a brother committing a sin and he condemned him. When he returned to the desert, an angel of the Lord came  and stood in front of the door of his cell, and said, "I will not let you enter." But he persisted saying, "What is the matter?" And the angel replied, "God has sent me to ask you where you want to throw the guilty
brother whom you have condemned." Immediately he repented and said, "I have  sinned, forgive me." Then the angel said, "Get up, God has forgiven you. But from now on, be careful not to judge someone before God has done so."

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