Humility comes from knowledge of ourselves, pride from ignorance of ourselves

November 4, 2021 • 1 min

From The Sinner’s Guide, page 330
By Venerable Louis of Granada

Section II.

Particular Remedies.

Since humility comes from a knowledge of ourselves, pride necessarily springs from ignorance of ourselves. Whoever, therefore, seriously desires to acquire humility must earnestly labor to know himself.

How, in fact, can he be otherwise than humbled who, looking into his heart with the light of truth, finds himself filled with sins; defiled with the stains of carnal pleasures; the sport of a thousand errors, fears, and caprices; the victim of innumerable anxieties and petty cares; oppressed by the weight of a mortal body; so forward in evil and so backward in good?

Study yourself, then, with serious attention, and you will find in yourself nothing of which to be proud.

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