One day two friends were going for a walk. One had a suit and was clean. The other was wearing old clothes and was dirty. At some point they encountered mud. Then the one who was dirty picked up some mud and threw it on the other one who was clean. The sinful bad man wants the virtuous to become like him, that is, to be bad and be in sin. Therefore, be careful in your life and choose the virtuous people as your friends.
St. Paisios the Hagiorate
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou