Fra Angelico's The Virgin of Humility
In Paradise there are many saints who never gave alms on earth: their
poverty justified them. There are many saints who never mortified their
bodies by fasting or wearing hair-shirts: their bodily infirmities excused
them. There are many saints, too, who were not virgins: their vocation wasotherwise.
But in Paradise there is no saint who was not humble.
Godbanished angels from heaven for their pride; therefore how can we pretend to enter therein if we do not keep ourselves in a state of humility?
To be humble is to be truthful before God, for what is humility but a
recognition of ourselves as totally dependent on Him?
Saint Vincent de Paul said: "The reason God is such a great lover of humility is that He is a great lover of truth. Humility is, in fact, truth, while pride is nothing but lying."
from Humility of Heart by Father Cajetan
Learn from me for I am meek and humble of heart (Matt 11:29)
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