On Blaming Oneself

Timothy of Alexandria died ca. 385

Q: Seeing that we frequently listen to God’s word, but fail to do it, are we therefore by logical inference under condemnation?

A: Even though we fail to do it, yet we ought not to fail to blame ourselves for our failure to obey when we are told what to do. Blaming ourselves is a part of our salvation. (18 Canons of Archbishop Timothy of Alexandria: Question 17)

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