Reflection on a Saying of a Desert Christian: anonymous

“I prefer collapse with humility to victory with pride,” says another Father.”

Is this the choice I would make?  Is this the choice you would make?  I hope so.  Seems to me that when we give in to pride, it devours us.  It needs more and more to feed upon so that we continue to feel it.

Pride is also so very self-centered.  Pride does not allow for compassion and empathy.

Humility, on the other hand, seems to be the gateway to all the virtues and to holiness. Humility tells us we are the person God created us to be and we are only that way because of God’s choice to make us so.

Humility allows us to become compassionate and empathetic and that opens the door to living in joy.

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