St. Silouan: We have such a law: If you forgive . . .Sayings from Saints, Elders, and Fathers, St. Silouan the Athonite / By Orthodox Church Quotes “We have such a law: If you forgive, it means that God has forgiven you; but if you do not forgive your brother, it means that your sin remains with you.” + St. Silouan the Athonite, Writings, VII.9 Related posts: St. Silouan: Christ prayed for those that crucified Him . . . Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica: Will the Lord forgive those women who have had multiple abortions but have sincerely repented? . . . St. Isaac the Syrian: . . . But do not sin, O man, expecting that you will repent . . . St. Theophan the Recluse: . . . Either do not sin, or repent.