Anastasius of Sinai: “Even if you see someone sinning, do not judge him”
St. Anastasius in his Monastery. Rembrandt, 1631.
“Even if you see someone sinning, do not judge him for you do not know what the end of his life will be like. The thief, crucified with Christ, entered Paradise and the Apostle Judas went to Hell. Even if you see someone sinning, bear in mind that you do not know his good works. For many have sinned openly and repented in secret; we see their sins, but we do not know their repentance. That is why, brethren, let us not judge anyone so that we will not be judged.”
– Saint Anastasius of Sinai