If you want God to cover your sins, don’t show your virtues to the world. As what we do with the latter is what God will do with the former. And as you hide your virtue, don’t take pride in it for doing what is right. As rightfulness does not only lie in hiding the good things, but also in not thinking what you are not supposed to think.
St. Mark the Ascetic
Apophthegms by the Holy Fathers
Excerpt from „Slava deşartă. Apoftegme ale Sfinţilor Părinţi selectate şi comentate de ieromonahul Savatie Baştovoi”, Cathisma Publishing House, Bucureşti, 2007