Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Take careful note of virtues in others, not faults

Venerable John Climacus ~ The Ladder of Divine Ascent
Step 10 ~ On Slander

¶16. A good grape-picker, who eats the ripe grapes, will not start gathering unripe ones. A charitable and sensible mind takes careful note of whatever virtues it sees in anyone. But a fool looks for faults and defects. And of such it is said: ‘They have searched after iniquity, and in searching they are grown weary of searching.’

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