Friday, 18 March 2011
Imitation 9 - Humility
It is often very helfpul in keeping us in greater humility that others know and rebuke our faults. When a man humbles himself for his faults, he then pacifies others and easily satisfies those who are angry with him. God protects and delivers the humble man; he loves and comforts the humble; and to the humble he inclines himself: he bestows his grace on the humble, and after he has been brought low raises him to glory. To the humble he reveals his secrets, and sweetly draws and invited him to himself. The humble man, in the midst of reproach, remains in great peace; for he depends on God, not on the world.