Daily Reflection for October 10, 2018

Abba John the Dwarf said, ‘If there is a brother who commits a sin through weakness, one must bear it, but if he steals, drive him away, for it is hurtful to his soul and troubles all those who live in the neighborhood.’

Monastic life is not for everyone. What is important is the person”s spiritual progress. A wiser path for some is to live outside the monastery.