“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 14:8,10




“Do not sit down at the place of honour

…but when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place.”


– Luke 14:8,10 (NRSV)






Humility is at the root of all virtues,

and without it none of them can be developed.

There is no possibility of sanctity without an effective struggle to acquire humility;

without it, it is not even possible to develop an authentic human personality.


Humility is, in a very special way, the basis of charity.

It gives consistency to Christian love and makes it possible

to the extent that a person can forget about self

yet take an interest in others and attend to their needs.


Vanity, pride, selfishness and the desire to stand out from among others

are the an antithesis of heartfelt and soulful Christian charity.


By being always conscious that you are in the presence of God,

and by resolutely refusing to allow your judgement to be distorted by ambition,

places of honour lose their attraction.

What becomes important is to always prepare space for the Lord to come and sit by your side

…and guide you to where He wants you to be.






Lord, make me humble like You were humble,

teach me how to love like You loved.




[*] Today’s reflection is sourced from the seven-volume work “In Conversation with God” by Padre Francisco Fernández Carvajal.

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