A monk once made a mistake at the skete and it was made a gathering and they sent after abba Moses, but he didn`t want to come.
So the priest sent after him saying:
`Come as the people are waiting for you.`
He got up and came with a perforated basket and filling it with sand he was carrying it along.
They came to welcome him and asked him:
`What is this, father?`
The elder told them:
`My sins are behind me falling down and I don`t see them and I came today to judge extraneous sins.
When they heard him they didn`t say a thing to their brother and they forgave him.
Excerpt from The Egyptian Patericon – Abba Moses the Arabian.