Friday, March 27, 2009


Let yourself be persecuted but do not persecute others; be crucified but do not crucify others; be insulted but do not insult others; be slandered but do not slander others. Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. Such is the sign of purity. Suffer with the sick. Be afflicted with sinners. Exult with those who repent. Be the friend of all. But in your spirit remain alone....Spread your cloak over anyone who falls into sin and shield him. And if you cannot take his fault on yourself and accept punishment in his place, do not destroy his character.

(-- St. Isaac of Nineveh)

I would like to note that this is probably one of the best worded examples for how I seek to live my life. It is also the kind of sentiment that I would hope to bring to my work, both professionally and privately.