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“COME TO ME, YOU WHO ARE MEEK AND HUMBLE OF HEART”

06 May
“COME TO ME, YOU WHO ARE MEEK AND HUMBLE OF HEART”

HOW PLEASING HUMILITY IS TO GOD AND MEN.

Such is the ordinance, such the fixed design of the Eternal Wisdom: “God resists the proud, and gives his grace to the humble.” “He overturns the throne usurped by the proud, and exalts those who have been humbled.”

It pleases this great God to put forth His whole power on nothingness. For humility brings us near to nothingness; it creates in the human soul a mysterious void, which the divine goodness hastens to fill.

Nothing is more agreeable to God than humility

Nothing is more agreeable to God than this virtue, nothing is more beloved by men. The humble man, thinking himself less than everyone, does not incommode, does not wound or give offence to anyone. The humble man, discreetly casting a veil over his virtues and merits, does not make a tiresome lecture of them; but, just because he hides them, people seek them out, in order to inhale their healthful fragrance. The humble man is gentle at heart, therein imitating Him who has said to us: “Discite a me quia mitis sum et humilis corde.” That is humility.

– R. P. Monsabre

 
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