Covering transgressions

If you cover a transgression, you seek love; but if you spread it about, you separate yourself from your friends.
It’s a great advantage to understand that true spiritual friends in Christ differ from those who praise us, even if they mean well.
For those who want to know more: we’re all brethren – our friends are the saints and angels in Heaven.

Based on Proverbs 17:9, St. Photios the Great