St. Moses of Optina: You must bear the spiritual infirmities of your brother . . .

Pic of St. Moses of Optina“You must bear the spiritual infirmities of your brother gladly, and without annoyance. For when someone is physically ill, we are not only not annoyed with him, but we are exemplary in our care of him; we should also set an example in cases of spiritual illness.”

+ St. Moses of Optina, Living Without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Counsels of the Holy Elders of Optina