He does not judge

Berger Picard / Berger de Picardie / Picardy Shepherd Dog / Bacardi Shepherd

“A dog is better than I am, for he has love and he does not judge.”

— Abbot Xanthios, ancient Christian mystic, quoted by the Monks of New Skete

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A beautiful sentiment — and a true one, I think. I love the wisdom of the Desert Fathers. If you have any taste for ancient Christian mysticism, I highly recommend Thomas Merton’s edited collection of their sayings.

Hope you have peaceful weekends ahead! It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly done.