Pope Francis

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The practice of Humility - 22

Be humble and meek with all, but especially with those for whom you feel a certain repugnance and aversion.  Do not say as some do: “May God forbid me from hating that person, but I do not want him around, nor do I want to have anything to do with him.”  This repugnance comes from pride and from not having conquered your proud nature and self-love with the weapon of grace.

If your nature and self-love were to let themselves be moved by grace, they would soon see all difficulties vanish by true humility, and you would patiently endure even the most unkind and irrational person.

J. Pecci (later Pope Leo XIII)

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