Humility key to knowing our place

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Another post in a Lenten series on humility from Divine Intimacy by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen.  Humility is the key to knowing our place in the economy of salvation and in acquiring the practice of virtue which is truly pleasing to God and efficacious of Grace:

Among all the creatures in which we take pleasure and toward which our nature seems to be attracted the most, self undoubtedly holds the first place.  There is no one, no matter how limited in zurbaran23talents and good qualities, who does not love his own excellence, and who does not try, in one way or another, to make it shine forth to himself and to others. It is for this reason that we often spontaneously exaggerate our own worth, and as a result are demanding and pretentious. This makes us haughty and arrogant, as well as difficult in our relations with…

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