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VIRTUE AND VICE


 

 

HUMBLE ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF OUR OWN DEFECTS

Do not regard much who is with you or who is against you; but let this be your greatest concern. . .that  God be with you in everything that you do. Be holy and God will defend you well, and no evil will hinder or grieve you. Be quiet and suffer for a while and you will see the help of God come in your need. He knows the time and place to help you because it is His concern to help and to free you from all confusions.

It is necessary, however, for the protection of our humility that other men know our faults and rebuke us for them. Humility pleases and reconciles us with others. Besides, God defends and comforts the humble man and sends him abundant graces. God also reveals His secrets to the humble.

And the sign that you have reached the perfection of humility is when you feel in your heart that you have less humility and less virtue than anyone else. 

Thomas a Kempis

 

 

 

(11-05-02)

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