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Saint John of the Ladder: “the discerning mind carefully marks the virtues which he sees in any person”

8 May 2014

John of the Ladder

“A discerning man, when he eats grapes, takes only the ripe ones and leaves the sour. Thus also the discerning mind carefully marks the virtues which he sees in any person. A mindless man seeks out the vices and failings … Even if you see someone sin with your own eyes, do not judge; for often even your eyes are deceived.” 
– St. John of the Ladder, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

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