Sunday, 17 February 2008

Humility #1

Whoever humbleth himself shall be exalted. -Lk. 14:11

"What is it, O my God, that we expect to gain by appearing well before
creatures, and by pleasing them? What does it matter to us if we are blamed by
them, and considered worthless, provided we are great and faultless before Thee?
Ah, we never come fully to an understanding of this truth, and so we never
succeed in standing upon the summit of perfection! The Saints had no greater
pleasure than to live unknown and abject in the hearts of all.
-St. Bernard

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