Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pearls of Wisdom: Humbled

Priusquam humiliarer ego deliqui: propterea eloquium tuum custodivi.
Bonum mihi quia humiliasti me, ut discam justificationes tuas. – Ps 118[119]:67,71

Before I was humbled I offended; therefore I have kept thy word.
It is good for me that I was humbled, that I might learn thy statutes.

"[F]or the furtherance of humility it is needful that we sometimes find ourselves worsted in this spiritual battle, wherein, however, we shall never be conquered until we lose either life or courage." – St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Part I, Chapter V

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