Daily Thought For January 8, 2015

The Path of Humility

True humility is the path to true love. Just as Christ humbled himself, taking the form of a slave, living his life in humble obedience to the Father, we are called to place the lives of others and the will of God above our own desire and will. We must inspect our lives in every detail, rooting out those elements that are prideful and afraid, those darker corners, and offering them up to God for purification. We seek to love and not to count the cost. For if it costs us our selfishness, what have we really lost? 

from 15 Days of Prayer with Saint Benedict by AndrĂ© Gozier p. 66

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