Rather, you should conceal your neighbor’s offence, unless by so doing others may be injured; and in this way you will imitate not Ham, but Shem and Japheth, and so like them receive the blessing. – St. Gregory Palamas
When I saw this I was astonished. Perhaps at first offended. Conceal something? Conceal sin? But then I thought of the children of a drunken father…walking in backwards to conceal his nakedness. Covering their father’s shame. Christ covering me with His blood – concealing my shame.
Then it all made sense.