October 20, 2013 - Let everyone be important in your eyes

October 20, 2013

Let everyone be important in your eyes

Be tranquil and serene in your abode.

Greet everyone. You should be the first to greet people…You need only say a word and you will thereby gladden someone’s mind.

Let everyone be important in your eyes, and do not despise those whose knowledge is less than yours.

Do not seek honor in anything, but meet everyone on his own level. Do not be angry with a brother who exalts himself over you. Recognize that his knowledge is deficient; it is as a result of a lack of knowledge that a brother exalts himself above another.

Think about people in a way that will profit you, so that you sorrow for the lost, feel pain for those gone astray, suffer for those in pain, pray for sinners, and in case of the good, entreat God to preserve them. 

Abbas John the Solitary
5th Century