Humility – Third Day of February
“He that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” — St. Luke 14:11
He who is not profoundly humble can never arrive at a sublime degree of prayer. — St. Teresa.
St. Bridget heard these words from Our Lord: that a soul which seeks the things of heaven must lower itself and walk in paths of humiliation. St. Clare of Montefalco during fifteen days was deprived of the heavenly favors with which Our Lord was accustomed to visit her, because she had not resisted sentiments of self-love after having done a good action, although she had not failed to weep and punish herself for her fault.
My God, I desire most ardently to be humble, and I will not cease to beg it of Thee, that Thou mayest look upon me with mercy, and give me grace to please Thee here and love Thee eternally in heaven.