“Christ is Alive” | Celebrating the Easter Season (Fourth Week)

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FOURTH WEEK OF EASTER: HUMILITY

Sunday:
“’And when he landed, Jesus saw a large crowd, and had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.’

“When we are truly sons of Mary, we understand this attitude of our Lord, and our heart expands and becomes tender. We feel the sufferings, doubts, loneliness and sorrow of all other men, our brothers. And we urgently want to help them and speak to them about God, so that they can treat him as their Father and understand the motherly care which Mary is offering them.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Christ is Passing By, no. 146

Monday:
“If we turn to Sacred Scripture we will see that humility is absolutely necessary when we are making ready to listen to God. ‘Where there is humility, there is wisdom’, says the book of Proverbs. Humility means looking at ourselves as we really are, honestly and without excuses. And when we realize that we are worth hardly anything, we can then open ourselves to God’s greatness: it is there our greatness lies.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Friends of God, no. 96

Tuesday:
“Humility is another good way to arrive at interior peace. He has said so: ‘Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart: and you will find rest for your souls.’”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Christ is Passing By, no. 607

Wednesday:
“Sincerely examine the way you are following the Master. Consider whether you might have given yourself in a dry, official way, with a faith that has no sparkle to it; if there is no humility or sacrifice, nor daily work; if you are all façade and pay no attention to the details of each moment… In a word, if you lack Love.

“If this is the case, your ineffectiveness should come as no surprise to you. React right away, and be led by the hand of Our Lady.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
The Forge, no. 930

Thursday:

“Always have the courage — the humility, the desire to serve God — to put forward the truths of faith as they are, not allowing any concessions, nor ambiguities.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
The Forge, no. 580

Friday (Blessed Alvaro del Portillo):

“As I said before, we have merited nothing. Before God called us, there was nothing more than personal wretchedness. Let us realize that the lights shining in our soul (faith), the love wherewith we love (charity), and the desire sustaining us (hope) are all free gifts from God. Were we not to grow in humility, we would soon lose sight of the reason for our having been chosen by God: personal sanctity.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Christ is Passing By, no. 3

Saturday (Our Lady of Fatima):
“How great the value of humility! — Quia respexit humilitatem… It is not of her faith, nor of her charity, nor of her immaculate purity that our Mother speaks in the house of Zachary. Her joyful hymn sings: ‘Since he has looked on my humility, all generations will call me blessed.’”

St. Josemaria Escriva
The Way, no. 598


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