Judge yourself, not your neighbors; Church Fathers: Day 237

The Catholic Book Blogger | 3/18/2018 | Staff
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In poetic rhythms that recall the ancient Hebrew Psalms, St. Ephrem the Syr­ian warns us not to look for faults in our neighbors. If we’re so keen on righ­teousness, we should be judging ourselves.

Do not look for the faults of your friend. Do not repeat the shortcomings of your neighbors in your talk. You are not the judge of creation. You do not have dominion over the earth. If you love righteousness, admonish your soul and your­self. Be the judge of your own sins, and chastise your own transgressions. Do not inquire maliciously into what others do—for if you do, you will not lack troubles. Do not trust what your ear hears, for there are many deceivers. Do...
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