Spiritual Humility aids Spiritual Growth

“The soul that really loves God and Christ, though it may do ten thousand righteousnesses, esteems itself as having wrought nothing, by reason of its insatiable aspiration after God. Though it should exhaust the body with fastings, watchings, its attitude towards the virtues is as if it had not yet even begun to labor for…

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Hubris or Not Hubris, That is Another Good Question

“So, with Dante, the first terrace of the Mount of Purgatory is devoted to the cleansing of pride and the production of humility. … “The first thing that the self observes, when it turns back upon itself in that awful moment of lucidity … is the horrible contrast between its clouded contours and the pure…

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Always Humble for Real Spiritual Growth

“Therefore take heed what thou does. When thou hast made thy Promise, keep it, and then She will crown thee more readily than thou wouldst be crowned. But thou must be sure when the Tempter cometh to thee with the Pleasures, Beauty, and Glory of the World, that thy mind reject it, and say, I…

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Earnest Seeker of Truth and Wisdom

“Beloved Soul, there is Earnestness required to do this, and not a bare rectal of words only! No, the earnest resolved will must drive on this work, else nothing will be effected. For if the Soul will obtain the triumphant Garland of Christ from the noble Sophia or Divine Wisdom, it must woo her for…

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