Pope Francis

Thursday, 30 July 2015

The practice of Humility - 49

Your filial fear of displeasing God must always be accompanied by a supplication, an appeal to his compassion: that he may prevent you from falling, that he may impede such disaster.  The saints recommended this holy groan of the heart; it leads us to be vigilant in all our actions, to meditate on the divine truths and despise temporal things, to do mental prayer, and to keep oneself far from all that is not God. This filial fear of the Lord is the source of true humility and detachment; foster it, and ask for it continually.

J. Pecci (later Pope Leo XIII)

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