by Scott D. Hendricks
157. Abba Poemen said, ‘To instruct your neighbor is the same thing as reproving him.’
158. He also said, ‘Do not do your own will; you need rather to humble yourself before your brother.’
~ from The Sayings of the Desert Fathers
Benedicta Ward, trans., The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: the alphabetical collection (Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 1975), 189.