Daily Reflection for June 28, 2024

The brothers praised a monk before Abba Anthony. When the monk came to see him, Anthony wanted to know how he would bear insults; and seeing that he could not bear them at all, he said to him, ‘You are like a village magnificently decorated on the outside, but destroyed from within by robbers.’

How do I react to criticism? Can I stand firm in my own integrity regardless of the opinions of others?