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Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Humility by Father Cajetan

In Paradise there are many saints who never gave alms on earth: their poverty justified them. There are many saints who never mortified their bodies by fasting or wearing hair-shirts: their bodily infirmities excused them. There are many saints, too, who were not virgins: their vocation was otherwise.

But in Paradise there is no saint who was not humble. God banished angels from heaven for their pride; therefore how can we pretend to enter therein if we do not keep ourselves in a state of humility? To be humble is to be truthful before God, for what is humility but a recognition of ourselves as totally dependent on Him? Saint Vincent de Paul said: "The reason God is such a great lover of humility is that He is a great lover of truth. Humility is, in fact, truth, while pride is nothing but lying."

From Humility of Heart by Father Cajetan


del_button October 17, 2006 at 8:47 PM
RobK said...

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del_button October 17, 2006 at 8:54 PM
Moneybags said...

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del_button October 18, 2006 at 6:30 AM
Anonymous said...

Incredible book. I got through the first two paragraphs and went straight to confession!

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