“When someone falls does he not rise again? If he goes astray does he not return? Let us raise ourselves from our fall and not give up hope as long as we free ourselves from sin.”
-St. Basil the Great
How often I lose heart when I have failed in a duty or responsibility, a task or an enterprise! My pride is hurt, my self-esteem wounded.
Rather than wasting energy on what has been done, I will remember to “rise” from the fall and continue to persevere in the name of the One Who has redeemed me – even as I seek to safeguard myself from sin.