Mark the Ascetic: “Do not attempt to benefit by rebukes one who boasts of his virtues”

My spending years doing various levels of psychotherapy/counseling established this point in my life.

Dover Beach

Mark the Ascetic

“Do not attempt to benefit by rebukes one who boasts of his virtues, for he loves to display himself can not be a lover of truth.”

– St. Mark the Ascetic, Homilies, 2.222

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