The misunderstanding’s resolved

21 January 2022

If a misunderstanding occurs among us, each nun involved should say to herself: ‘Hold on, are you so imperturbable, so without passions, so without faults, that it’s right for you to judge others? Why not forgive the other person, why not be kind to them?’. The misunderstanding’s resolved straight away. This is why it needs compassion, it requires pain.

Abbess Makrina, Holy Monastery of the Guide, Portaria