Humility – Twentieth Day of February
“He that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” — St. Luke 14:11
The missionaries should desire to appear of low extraction, to have little talent and virtue. When they are despised, or the congregation receive any humiliations, they should rejoice. Through these means they will learn what progress they have made in humility. — St. Vincent de Paul.
This saint, who knew so well how useful are humiliations when endured with a spirit of religion, loved them in such a manner that it is related of him by a worthy priest, who knew him well, that he never saw an ambitious man have more affection for the honors of the world than this humble servant of God had for abjections and contempt. One might say that in this consisted his delight here below.
Grant that I may regard humiliations as my treasure; that I may seek more and more each day to bless God in humiliations, and make acts and practices of this great virtue.