The Leaking Sin Jug

Came across this in a book I’m reading and thought it was great:

“A brother… committed a fault. A council was called to which Abba Moses was invited, but he refused to go to it. Then the priest sent someone to say to him, ‘Come, for everyone is waiting for you.’ So he got up and went. He took a leaking jug, filled it with water, and carried it with him. The others came out to meet him and said to him, ‘What is this, Father?’ The old man said to them, ‘My sins run out behind me and I do not see them, and today I am coming to judge the error of another.’ When they hard that they said no more to the brother but forgave him.”

Ibid., p. 117

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