Pope Francis

Saturday, 21 March 2015

The practice of Humility - 36

If you committed a fault which deserved the contempt of those who witnessed the deed, be heartily sorry for having offended God and for having given bad example to your neighbors; accept the shame as a means sent by God to atone for your sins and to make you humbler and holier.

If you are distressed and sad for having been exposed to dishonor, conclude that you are not truly humble, but still poisoned by pride.  Ask the Lord insistently to cure you and save you from this poison, for if God does not have pity on you, you certainly will fall into other abysses.

J. Pecci (later Pope Leo XIII)

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