Examine Yourselves, Test Yourselves

It is said that Aristotle once declared “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” And yet, St. Basil taught that the most terrifying thing for a man to do was to look into the “abyss” of his own soul. It seems one of the most important activities of one’s life is also the most difficult. But that makes sense. We humans are notorious for noticing the weaknesses of others all the…