Pope Francis

Friday, 31 July 2015

The practice of Humility - 50

A patient who strongly desires his recovery removes from himself whatever can delay it; he takes even the best food cautiously, examining at almost every mouthful whether it does him good or not.  Likewise, if you wholeheartedly desire to recover from the deadly sickness of pride, if you are really eager to grow in humility, you must always be on your guard, vigilant of what you say or do. Thus, think before every action whether it leads you to humility or not, and then, do it immediately or reject it completely. 

J. Pecci (later Pope Leo XIII)

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