Saint Isaac the Syrian on Having False Zeal Against Others

St. Isaac the Syrian

While you presume to stir up your zeal against the sickness of others, you will have banished health from your own soul. You should rather concern yourself with your own healing. But if you wish to heal those that are sick, know that the sick have greater need of loving care than of rebukes.

* This excerpt is from “The Wisdom of Saint Isaac the Syrian” translated by Sebastian Brock

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