“If you see your neighbor in sin, don’t look only at this, but also think about what he has done or does that is good, and infrequently trying this in general, while not partially judging, you will find that he is better than you.”

— St. Basil the Great

How I savor the judgment of another! If he is being judged then, surely, I am much better! The judge is always greater than the judged.

But who am I fooling? Have I not done the same thing? If not, am I not just a step away from it? Could I not easily be found in the same place? Have I not desired the same exact thing?

I am no better than the worst of my brothers. In fact, I am the lowest. There surely is a reason for the failing of my brother. A justification. In my life, I have constantly wanted sin more than I have wanted God. I am left without an excuse.

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