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17 Signs of the Lack of Humility

Discussion in 'The Saints' started by djmoforegon, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. djmoforegon

    djmoforegon Archangels

    I'm going to ponder on these at least once a week and take this list into the confessional.

    St. Josemaria’s 17 Signs of a Lack of Humility


    Humility is a virtue which we all ought to develop to bring ourselves in greater conformity with Christ as we seek ‘to temper and restrain the mind, lest it tend to high things immoderately.’

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    Listers from the moment our Holy Father Pope Francis stepped onto the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s square, his manners and style were hailed as humble. Humility is a virtue which we all ought to develop to bring ourselves in greater conformity with Christ as we seek “to temper and restrain the mind, lest it tend to high things immoderately.”1



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    Mother of Fair Love, a gift of Josemaría Escrivá to the University of Navarra: John Paul II stated: “Love for our Lady is a constant characteristic of the life of Josemaría Escrivá.” – Wikipedia




    Below is an excerpt from the writings of St. Josemaria which can help us identify a lack of humility in ourselves.



    Allow me to remind you that among other evident signs of a lack of humility are:

    1. Thinking that what you do or say is better than what others do or say
    2. Always wanting to get your own way
    3. Arguing when you are not right or — when you are — insisting stubbornly or with bad manners
    4. Giving your opinion without being asked for it, when charity does not demand you to do so
    5. Despising the point of view of others
    6. Not being aware that all the gifts and qualities you have are on loan
    7. Not acknowledging that you are unworthy of all honour or esteem, even the ground you are treading on or the things you own
    8. Mentioning yourself as an example in conversation
    9. Speaking badly about yourself, so that they may form a good opinion of you, or contradict you
    10. Making excuses when rebuked
    11. Hiding some humiliating faults from your director, so that he may not lose the good opinion he has of you
    12. Hearing praise with satisfaction, or being glad that others have spoken well of you
    13. Being hurt that others are held in greater esteem than you
    14. Refusing to carry out menial tasks
    15. Seeking or wanting to be singled out
    16. Letting drop words of self-praise in conversation, or words that might show your honesty, your wit or skill, your professional prestige…
    17. Being ashamed of not having certain possessions…
    St. Josemaria, pray for us!
     
  2. Booklady

    Booklady Principalities

    Thank you and bless you for posting these 17 signs of lack of humility.
     
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  3. Mario

    Mario Powers

    Insightful list! Thanks!:)

    Safe in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary!
     
  4. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I will have some fun ticking them all off!!

    Sigh:rolleyes:
     
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  5. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    Perhaps this should be posted on the thread "Charlie Johnson"! It's disgraceful how some people act against their brothers and sisters in Christ!
     
  6. jackzokay

    jackzokay New Member

    Fair point Lynn. Thanks for pointing it out.

    I am guilty of being one of those..

    J
     
  7. The list is very good... thanks for posting it ;)... must read it often. God bless!
     
  8. Harper

    Harper Archangels

    Indeed.
     

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