Don’t Justify Yourself

I didn’t make it to the appointment and didn’t call. I was busy with something else that was more important.

I couldn’t practice this week. I forgot about it and was too busy anyway.

I didn’t show up for the project, but I was working on something more important and it didn’t matter anyway.


I chose to do something else. I chose not to practice. I chose to ignore our date.

Abba Poemen, one of the 4th Century Desert Fathers, once said about the son of Shemai, “His mistake was to justify himself; whoever does that destroys himself.”

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