Judging and Repenting

H/T: Salt of the Earth (here)

“Fire and water do not mix, neither can you mix judgment of others with the desire to repent. If a man commits a sin before you at the very moment of his death, pass no judgment, because the judgment of God is hidden from men. It has happened that men have sinned greatly in the open but have done greater deeds in secret, so that those who would disparage them have been fooled, with smoke instead of sunlight in their eyes.”

* This excerpt is from “The Ladder of Divine Ascent” by St. John Climacus

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2 thoughts on “Judging and Repenting

  1. Christians must be concerned with asking God for the forgiveness of their own sins, and not the sins of other people.

    A good example of this might be Jesus telling several people who were stoning a woman for committing adultery, “Let the person who has not sinned cast the first stone.”

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