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The Strength of Humility

by Julian of Norwich

 

He says, 'Do not blame yourself too much, thinking that your trouble and distress is all your fault. For it is not my will that you should be unduly sad and despondent.'

Our enemy tries to depress us by false fears which he proposes. His intentions is to make us so weary and dejected, that we let the blessed sight of our everlasting friend slip from our minds.

It is a beautiful humility - brought about by the grace and mercy of the Holy Spirit - when a sinful soul willingly and gladly accepts the chastisement our Lord himself would give us. It will seem light and easy, if only we will accept contentedly what he calls us to bear.

 
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