“Father, why are you sad?” – a pupil asked the elder.
“People forgotten how to see truth. Three times I showed three of you white clothes with a dirty stain. And I asked, ‘What do you see?’ ‘A dirty stain,’ said every one of you. And no one thought to answer – a white gown. “
I try very often to impress upon my flock the importance of recognizing their progress. If we never feel we are making ANY progress at all, we often fall into deep despair. We may be like these white gowns, and have dirty stains, but the gowns are white! We must recognize the grace of God working in us. This is what I thought of when I read this little proverb about white gowns.
What did YOU think? Please comment.