On Humility

Padre Quadrupani expresses regret that few people, it seems, have a correct idea of the virtue of humility. He notices that humility is frequently confused with servility or littleness. Here is how to discern true humility from these latter misconceptions: “When a Christian who is truly humble commits a fault he repents but is not […]

via True Humility — SaintlySages

This excellent article from Saintly Sages reminds me of a quote by C.S. Lewis, who wrote that God “wants to bring the man to a state of mind in which he could design the best cathedral in the world, and know it to be the best, and rejoice in the, fact, without being any more (or less) or otherwise glad at having done it than he would be if it had been done by another. [God] wants him, in the end, to be so free from any bias in his own favor that he can rejoice in his own talents as frankly and gratefully as in his neighbor’s talents—or in a sunrise, an elephant, or a waterfall. He wants each man, in the long run, to be able to recognize all creatures (even himself) as glorious and excellent things.”

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