Apologize but don’t associate


A novice monk consulted a discreet elder:

What if my brother’s behavior scandalizes me? Should I apologize to him?

Apologize to him, the Elder replied, but stop associating with him. You don’t listen to the advice of Arsenius the Great? With all have love, but from all refrain.


Little Evergetinos

Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou






Apologize but don’t associate