Absolutely nothing will help us if we are not lenient toward the weaknesses of men and forgive them. For how can we hope that God will forgive us if we do not forgive others?
If at some time you show mercy to someone, mercy will be shown to you.
If you show compassion to one who is suffering (and of course, this is not a great deed) you will be numbered among the martyrs.
Based on St. Nikolai Velimirovich, St. Moses of Optina
A hermit with his elder traveling the surrounding dirt-roads of Vatopaidi monastery.
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