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Πέμπτη, 19 Απριλίου 2018

Acquiring Humility.Abbot Tryphon





Acquiring Humility



The truly humble man does not consider himself humble
Saint Macarius of Egypt, called The Great by the Church, because of his perfection of the virtues, and his profound humility, and who said of himself that his struggle to acquire humility was not complete, is but one example of the true meaning of humility. Even though this great saint lived in an age of great saints, and even knew the greatest of monastics, Saint Anthony the Great, said that none had achieved a state were they were completely free of at least a grain of pride.


It is easy to see ourselves as being better than other men, marking our piety, charity, and commitment to the divine services, as signs of our humility. Yet as long as pride is lurking beneath the surface, we are falling short of the Glory of God.


The delusional, soul-killing nature of false humility, pretending to be of Christ, is a delusion that plays into the hands of the Evil One, and leads down the road to perdition.


With love in the Risen Lord Jesus Christ,

Abbot Tryphon

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