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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Humility

When you hear the plaudits of triumph, let there also sound in your ears the laughter you provoked with your failures...The day you see yourself as you are, you will think it natural to be despised by others...If you really knew yourself, you would rejoice at being despised, and your heart would weep in the face of honors and praise [personal note: it sounds a lot like something Mother Teresa said when accepting the Nobel Peace Prize...]...You're not humble when you humble yourself, but when you are humbled by others and you bear it for Christ...Don't aspire to be like the gilded weather vane on top of a great building. However much it may glitter, however high it may be, it adds nothing to the firmness of the structure. Rather be like an old stone block hidden in the foundations, under the ground where no one can see you. Because of you, the house will not fall. --St. Josemaria

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