“He was so strict with silence that when father Arsenios started to say “Father so and so did this and that…” Francis immediately interrupted him and said: “Look, what other people do out there is none of our business. It is forbidden to talk about what the other people are doing. We need to pay attention to what we are doing.” A little while later father Arsenios forgot himself and started to say… He didn’t even finish what he was saying before Francis slapped him and abruptly said to him: “Don’t talk! Who are we to judge? Shame on you! Say the prayer!”… A few hours later, though, something else was slipped out… “If we lose grace where are we going to find it again?”
Elder Joseph
~My Elder Joseph