Here is a great quote I found that I think is great as journey through Advent.
Have you slipped? Rise up.
Have you sinned? Cease.
Do not stand among sinners, but leap aside.
For when you turn away and weep, then you will be saved.
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Lisa Mladinich says
Amen and amen, William! Thanks so much. I’m sharing this around.
How do we not stand among sinners, but instead “leap aside,” when the fact is that we are all sinners? I need an instruction manual on this one, St. Basil.
William O'Leary says
I think that what St. Basil means is that we should not merely stand among sinners who are sinning but we should “leap” out of our sinful ways and do God’s will. Yes, you are right that we all are sinners and in one sense we do stand among fellow sinners in this life. Hope this helps!