Faults of Others
with the Faults of Others
God ordains otherwise, a man ought to bear patiently whatever he cannot correct
in himself and in others. Consider it better thus -- perhaps to try your
patience and to test you, for without such patience and trial your merits are of
little account. Nevertheless, under such difficulties you should pray that God
will consent to help you bear them calmly.
after being admonished once or twice, a person does not amend, do not argue with
him but commit the whole matter to God that His will and honour may be furthered
in all His servants, for God knows well how to turn evil to good. Try to bear
patiently with the defects and infirmities of others, whatever they may be,
because you also have many a fault which others must endure.
you cannot make yourself what you would
all were perfect, what should we have to suffer from others for God's sake? But
God has so ordained, that we may learn to bear with one another's burdens, for
there is no man without fault, no man without burden, no man sufficient to
himself nor wise enough. Hence we must support one another, console one another,
mutually help, counsel, and advise, for the measure of every man's virtue is
best revealed in time of adversity -- adversity that does not weaken a man but
rather shows what he is.