All About My Sins

All About My Sins
We should accuse only ourselves
We see people’s sins, but we don’t know whether they have made peace with God.
We don’t know if the person who has sinned regrets it, but we are not called to judge them, but only to forgive them.
As we become aware of our own sins, and begin to realize how much forgiveness and mercy we need, we are less likely to see the sins of others.
If we find ourselves judging others, we must simply turn it around, and judge only ourselves. Abba Dorotheos’ Practical Teaching on the Christian Life…, is a book every Orthodox Christian should own, and one that should be our constant companion, in our struggle to truly forgive others, and turn our gaze on our own need for change.
We must accuse ourselves, blame ourselves, judge ourselves, and get our focus off the other person. The only way we can overcome the sin of judging others, is to see only the sins of ourselves. True repentance comes only when we work on our own fallen nature. – Abbot Tryphon