Thursday, September 29, 2005

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. – St. Augustine

Humility is called the greatest virtue from which all other virtues arise. It is precisely by priding ourselves that we deceive ourselves the most. In truth, compared to Christ we are nothing at all. But, still as slaves to sin, Christ came and was not born in a kingdom but rather as a young child in a stable in swaddling clothes. This is precisely the great paradox of Christianity - Christ humbled himself to die for us while He is deserving of all glory and praise.

So, if we are to carry our crosses and walk with Christ to His Resurrection we must follow Him. We must love Him and through the best of our abilities love and serve Him. Above all, we must love and how can we love if we don't care? How can we love if we make ourselves worth more than others?

2 comment(s):

del_button September 29, 2005 at 7:41 PM
Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post! i believe that pride is one of the biggest doors through which evil and temptation enter. The antidote is humility. I agree 100%!

del_button September 30, 2005 at 5:59 AM
Matthew said...

Thank you for your comments, Hector

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