Friday, October 29, 2021

The humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

"On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully.
He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table.........
Rather, when you are invited, go and take the lowest place so that when the host comes to you he may say, ‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’ Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table."  (Luke 14: 1, 7 - 11).

Saturday 30th October 2021, in the 30th Week in Ordinary Time.

Jesus is in a dinner party and the principal guests recognized Him and were observing Him to see what He would do or say. Jesus was observing their manners too. The crowd justled to get prominent places in order to show who is who? Jesus did not pass the opportunity to teach about social manners and humility. He teaches here that humility is a prudent virtue that will serve us well in social life.

Humility is also a key spiritual virtue to possess. St Augustine says that while you can enter the Kingdom of God without chastity, you can never enter Heaven without humility.

Here is my definition of humility by example:
+ Jesus Christ is humble.
+ St. Mary is humble.
+ St Martin de Poress is humble.
+ St Brother Andre is humble.
+ St Mother Teresa is humble.

"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

"You, My priest adorer, will live in silence and humility, attentive to the sound of My voice and obedient to whatsoever I will say to you. Submit to the discernment of those whom I have set over you, and in all things prefer the mind and sentiments of the Church to your own thoughts and attractions." (IN SINU JESU, Thursday, August 7, 2008).

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  1. The date (in the text) of this post should be Saturday 30th. Also, what is IN SINU JESU? I see this often! THANKS.

  2. Thanks for the note on the date. It has been corrected.

    IN SINU JESU it the book by a Benedictine mystic who enjoyed private revelations from Jesus.
    You can read more about the book on Amazon.