What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

God As Judge

     ..Each one of us should pay attention to his own faults. Only God, who knows the situation of each one of us, our strength, environment, our individual gifts, temperament and capacities, can justify or condemn. He can judge each of these things, as He only knows. For, God judges the acts of a bishop differently from those of a ruler. He has one judgment of an abbot and another for the disciple of a spiritual father, one for the acts of an old man and another for those in youth. Again, He judges a sick person differently from one in good health. Who could judge according to all these presuppositions except the One who has created all things, Who has made all and knows all?
                                                                  Abba Dorotheos of Sinai
                                                                  "Practical Teaching on the Christian Life"