Tags pointing to:  humility (17 found)

Prayer for Detachment

Today is the feast day for Saint Nicholas of Flüe. One of his prayers is quoted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 226, with reference to Mt 5:29-30; 16:24-26) My Lord and my God, take from me everything that distances me from you. My Lord and my God, give me everything that brings me […]

Down to Earth

The song “Down to Earth” by Peter Gabriel is a catchy little song played over the closing credits at the end of the movie, WALL•E. The song fits perfectly with the ending of the movie and with its hopeful allusion to the future. After further listening, I noticed that the song is dripping with great […]

How Does the Devil Seduce?

I discovered an old interview with Father Gabriele Amorth on the internet concerning Satan and exorcism. It is an interesting article, but this particular piece near the end jumped out at me. How does the Devil go about seducing men and women? AMORTH: His strategy is monotonous. I have told him so and he admits […]

Deep Beauty

I’ve been listening (and re-listening) to some of Peter Kreeft’s lectures and speeches. (Free to download in mp3 format.) A basic theme that runs through many of his talks (and books) is that every person seeks truth, goodness, and beauty in some form or another. And all three of these are found in God. They […]

Gravitate to Humility

From Br. Joseph — This is the fifth reflection on seven signposts for the season of Lent (and for all seasons). Gravitate to humility. This signpost points in the exact opposite direction the world points by pointing to the First Beatitude, the Beatitude from which all the Beatitudes spring forth—blessed are the poor in spirit. […]

Humility

O wondrous exchange, eternal life is promised to us by the humility of the Lord, who bowed himself down to our pride. — Saint Augustine, Confessions

Humbly Adore

O God, as once the good angels humbled themselves to adore You appearing before them as a man, may man humbly adore You appearing before us as bread. — from a prayer card [via]

Definition of “Repent”

Ask for repentance in your prayer and nothing else, neither for divine lights, nor miracles, nor prophecies, nor spiritual gifts—nothing but repentance. Repentance will bring you humility, humility will bring you the Grace of God, and God will have in His Grace everything you need for your salvation, or anything you might need to help […]

A Window for the Light

I happened across a web page full of quotes and started to ponder over this one: I don’t want to be rich and famous. I want to be rich and anonymous. — Anonymous My first thought was sure, I wouldn’t mind the money. Who needs the fame if it means paparazzi hounding you and your name […]

You have been told…

I think of this verse from Micah 6:8 in some of my darker or confused moments: You have been told, O man, what is good,     and what the Lord requires of you: Only to do the right and to love goodness,     and to walk humbly with your God. The “walk humbly” part […]