Do you know how to have humility like Jesus Christ?

Let’s remain focused, even a little more, on humility. Logically, our objective is not to cause fatigue in you, who have been following us for many weeks, but rather to seek to highlight the shine of humility, so overshadowed nowadays, confused with weakness of personality or fragility of goals.

I don’t know if you still remember, but in previous weeks we demonstrated how the proud person is exactly definable as being a person who believes they are God, or, at least, bearer of divine attributes. If you don’t remember, see the text.

Today, we are going to give you even more tips on how we can work on this deception that occurs in the overwhelming majority of society.

First step is to combat pride

In the beginning, people who decide on the virtue of humility begin by fighting the . They try to be open to others, respecting anyone and being benevolent towards them. They open themselves to the search and knowledge of the causes of things, and love creation in the way God thought and ordered it. This is all paying attention to themselves, not putting themselves on a pedestal for doing this.

Those who are already managing to take some steps in humility, move on to a new phase: they strive to imitate the humility of Our Lord Jesus Christ. To achieve this, it is often necessary to admire and take pains to reproduce the examples of humility that Jesus gave us in his hidden life, in his public life, in his suffering life, and which he never ceases to give us in his eucharistic life.

Hidden life x public life of Jesus

In his hidden life, what Jesus practiced above all was the humility of obscurity. He hid His divine attributes within the; he suffered in silence, being God, the follies of Caesar’s edict; He was born in complete poverty, having found no inn among men. He submitted himself to every law. While still small, he was forced to flee from Herod. He spent thirty years helping his mother with the housework, and his father with the carpentry, subjugating himself to the common man who must work hard to earn a living. He, the Supreme Lord of the universe, who could have everything in the blink of an eye.

In His public life, Jesus did not cease to practice self-forgetfulness to the extent compatible with his mission. He surrounded himself with rude and uneducated people, and a tax collector. He always seeks to be among the poor and sinners.

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He lives on handouts and does not have his own home. His teaching is simple, profound, capable of reaching everyone who opens up. Uses everyday examples. It is nothing to be admired, but to instruct and move hearts. When performing miracles, silence is required.

Avoid popularity. He judges people based on the judgment of the Father. Forgetful of himself, he constantly sacrifices himself for God and men.

This is what appears even more in his suffering life, in which he practices humility, becoming a despicable object. Jesus, the same one, wanted to take upon himself the weight of our iniquities, and suffer the penalty that was due to them, as if he were guilty.

Betrayed by , who he loved all the time; abandoned by his apostles, he does not stop loving them; arrested, mistreated, covered in injuries and wounds, he did not complain. Despite the situation, he remained silent; and when he responded, he remained in truth, in love, seeking to convert everyone. He would have been able to perform miracles and change his luck, but he remained submissive to the Father’s will.

Reflect your stance

With all this, think: what right do we have to make any complaint or complaint, we who are so guilty, even if we were once unjustly accused?

Finally, in the Eucharistic life of Jesus, these different examples of humility are reproduced. He, in , is hidden, more than in the nativity scene, even more than on Calvary. And how many affronts, how many insults does he receive in the sacrament of his love, not only from unbelievers who refuse to believe in His presence, from the wicked who desecrate His sacred body, even more from Christians who, out of weakness and cowardice, take communions sacrilegious of the very souls that are consecrated to Him and, sometimes, they forget Him and leave Him alone in the tabernacle.

By Adolf Tanquerey

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