Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Signs of Humility

These are marvelous signs of humility.  Blessed are those who have them!

  • Poverty
  • Withdrawal from the world
  • The concealment of one's wisdom
  • Simplicity of speech
  • The seeking of alms
  • The disguising of one's nobility
  • The exclusion of easy and free relationships
  • The banishment of idle talk
(Yet am reading and pondering insights of St. John Climacus.  Humility is the 25th out of 30 steps he astutely shares in The Ladder of Divine Ascent.)

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