Sunday, February 14, 2016

Examin: Sunday 14 Jan 2016

The seventh degree of humility is that he consider himself lower and of less account than anyone else, and this not only in verbal protestation but also with the most heartfelt inner conviction, humbling himself and saying with the Prophet, "But I am a worm and no man, the scorn of men and the outcast of the people" (Ps. 22:7). "After being exalted, I have been humbled and covered with confusion" (Ps 87:16). And again, "It is good for me that You have humbled me, that I may learn Your commandments" (Ps.119:71). 
From Chapter 7 of the rule of St Benedict: On Humility

How much evil is done to souls by the prideful desire to have the admiration of others or having a foolishly high opinion of one's own merits! Seek rather true humility, for in it lies salvation. And consider well that those who will not humble themselves in this life face being humbled in the next.

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