Thursday, 25 February 2010
ON GUARDING AGAINST THE RE-ENTRY OF VANQUISHED EVIL
Take remarks without grumbling: be thankful when you are scorned, disregarded, ignored. But do not create humbling situations; they are provided in the course of the day as richly as you need. We notice the person who is for ever bowing and fussily servile, and perhaps say, How humble he is! But the truly humble person escapes notice: the world does not know him (I John 3:I); for the world he is mostly a "zero."
(After her death, one of the nuns in her convent wondered what they would say about her as to her she had done nothing notable. A Doctor of the Church was seen as a 'zero'