Thought for the Day – 18 August – Pride is Robbery!

Thought for the Day – 18 August – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

Pride is Robbery!

With the exception of our Blessed Lady and the Saints, all men are more or less proud.
Pride employs many subtle stratagems in order to insinuate itself into our hearts.
Very often it does not take the form of an open revolt against God, like tat of Lucifer but expresses itself in a sense of self-complacency which feeds on the praise and adulation of others.
We forget that it was God, Who gave us whatever talents we possess.
If we have achieved any kind of success or have accomplished anything good in the world, we forget that we have been dependent upon God for our very existence, as well as for our power to act.

We believe that we are important, whereas, we are as nothing before the infinite Majesty of God and before the immensity of His universe.

Let us be humble, therefore.
If we wish to be raised up by God, let us abase ourselves in the sight of Him, Who resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.
Only then shall we e able to perform actions worthy of everlasting life.

Antonio Cardinal Bacci




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