Sunday, February 14, 2010

St. Josemaria Escriva' on Humility

Prayer is the humility of the man who acknowledges his profound wretchedness and the greatness of God. He addresses and adores God as one who expects everything from Him and nothing from himself.

Faith is the humility of the mind which renounces its own judgement and surrenders to the verdict and authority of the Church.

Obedience is the humility of the will which subjects itself to the will of another, for God’s sake.

Chastity is the humility of the flesh, which subjects itself to the spirit.

Exterior mortification is the humility of the senses.

Penance is the humility of all the passions, immolated to the Lord.

Humility is truth on the road of the ascetical struggle.

From Furrow - St. Josemaria Escriva'


Maria Isabel said...

Brother Paul,

I love Jose Maria Escriva's writings I have some of his books including Furrow, very nice selections you have made there! May our Lord's peace be with you always.


Paul Bernacchio said...

Thank you for kindness. May the abundant grace of Jesus Christ find its way to your heart this Lenten season.