Humility – Twenty-Third Day of February
“He that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” — St. Luke 14:11
If we consider well all there is in us that is human and imperfect, what would we not find to humble us before God, before men, even before our inferiors! — St. Vincent de Paul.
St. Teresa relates that Our Lord having enlightened her with a heavenly light, she immediately saw herself full of abominable faults; she appeared to herself like a demon. “How much more would I have seen,” she said, “if Our Lord had still further enlightened us!” Confounded at the sight of her miseries, she humbled herself continually. If it happened that she received some mark of disrespect, far from being troubled or complaining, she only said: “They are right; they do well to speak thus, to treat me in such a manner.”
O my God, in Thy eyes I was a demon when sin reigned in my heart. Ought I not fear that I am still one, since I know not but that sin still reigns in me? Grant that this thought may lessen my pride and keep me humble before Thee.