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I’ve Been Insulted!

July 06, 2010 Length: 1:01

St. Isaac the Syrian on enduring accusations

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There are few things that can make a person angrier than being insulted and criticized. I know there’ve been times when I said something like, “He said what? Well, let me tell you a few things about him…” But when you read the lives of the saints, you realize that they didn’t let accusations upset them.

Here’s what St. Isaac the Syrian says:

The man who endures accusations against himself with humility has arrived at perfection. He is marveled at by the holy angels, for there is no other virtue so great and so hard to achieve.

So when you’re verbally attacked, follow the example of our Lord: He was silent when people said evil things against Him.


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