Pope Francis

Saturday, 7 March 2015

The practice of Humility - 33

Do not worry about matters not under your care, for which you do not have to render an account to men or God.  Involvement in these matters reveals a concealed pride and vain presumption; it feeds and swells vanity; it causes endless worries, uneasiness, and distractions.

On the contrary, minding only yourself and your own duty will give you peace and tranquility, as it is written in The Imitation of Christ: “Do not involve yourself in matters which are no concern of yours; thus, you will have little to trouble your mind, and that but rarely.”#2

J. Pecci (later Pope Leo XIII)

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