Monday, May 05, 2003

The Accuser of the Brethren is up to his old tricks again.....

.....except that he's going after Christian book authors instead of bishops this time. As a commentary on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2477-2479, I offer today the example of Abba Moses:

A brother in the community at Scetis committed a fault. A council was called to which Abba Moses had been summoned, but he refused to go to it. So a messenger was sent to urge him, "Do come, everyone is waiting for you." So he found a very worn basket, filled it full of sand, and carried it, leaking, as he went to the council. When he arrived, the brothers went out to meet him, and asked, "What is this all about?" Abba Moses replied, "My sins run out behind me, and I do not even see them, and yet I am come here to judge the errors of someone else." On hearing this, the community called off the council and forgave their brother.

and also this small haiku from the blogkeeper known as Dylan Tenelux:

Accounting for each
idle word
--- the verse shocks us
into brief silence.

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