Daily Reflection for October 21, 2021

It was said of Abba Isidore, priest of Scetis, that when anyone had a brother who was sick, or careless or irritable, and wanted to send him away, he said, “Bring him here to me. Then he took charge of him and by his long-suffering he cured him.

How often do we fail to offer others the simple gift of our presence, accepting our brothers and sisters as they are?