Words from the Magic Monastery

prayer chapel

a book by Theophane the Monk:

I asked an old monk, “How do I get over the habit of judging people?”

He answered, “When I was your age, I was wondering where would be the best place to go to pray.  Well, I asked Jesus that question.  His answer was, ‘Why don’t you go into the heart of my Father?’  So I did.  I went into the heart of the Father, and all these years that’s where I’ve prayed.  Now I see everyone as my own child.  How can I judge anyone?”