September 11, 2014
St. Francis de Sales

St. Francis de Sales says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“Please allow me to continue speaking about humility. Since humility is Truth just as Holy Love is Truth, the lack of humility supports untruth. Flaws in Truthful humility result in disordered ambition and arrogance. The soul sees himself as important beyond merit. He desires power and control and all the things that help him gain these, such as money, lofty reputation, important friends and anything else that feeds his desires.”

“Lack of humility weakens the virtuous life. The weaker the humility of heart, the less holy the soul. Such a one cannot accept Truth as Truth for his own desires get in the way. Lack of or weak humility leads to disordered goals.”

“I tell you these things as every compromise of Truth or abuse of authority follows on the heels of weakness in humility and Holy Love.”

Read Luke 14:11

For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.