First I wanna wish everyone a Happy Feast Day of St. Augustine
Now to my question:
What did St. Augustine mean by this? How can one not see the sins that others are committing, whether one has these same sins or not. Please I need help from someone who really has studied this. I admire St. Augustine a lot and I believe the things he said were inspired to him by God. So I need to understand this. It just seems confusing to me.
*“Try to acquire the virtues you believe lacking in your brothers, then you will no longer see their defects, for you will no longer have them yourself.”
For example, If I knew a friend who’s living with a partner but they are not married. how can I not see this as a bad thing? I know it would not stop me from loving that friend, but still how can I not see it as a sin? And since I myself not lacking in this virtue, how can I not see my friend’s lack of virtue in this matter?