“Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart” (Mt11:29a,b)
IT IS ALWAYS A DUTY TO GIVE A GOOD EXAMPLE
“Learn of Me, for I am meek and humble of heart.”
Such is the lesson of the divine Master. Meekness [the opposite of anger] and resignation are virtues which are absolutely necessary.
Let us not yield to hastiness, the first impulses of which are almost always independent of our will.
Reproaches for what is already done are often useless; mildness renders efficacious those which are necessary.
If it is a duty to reprehend, it is equally and always a duty to give a good example; for impatience in a pious person can only be a source of scandal.
The habit of self-restraint and self-denial tends greatly to the increase of holiness [both in ourselves and in those around us].
– Laverty & Sons (eds), 1905