2016 Lent Reflection-Week 2


Wednesday 24 February 2016

Necessary Humility

“I am gentle and humble in heart…”Matthew 11:29

In the Gospel Jesus tells us: Whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake he will save it” (Lk9:23) …

Looking at Jesus and especially , looking at the Crucified Christ, we feel that most human and noble sentiments that is shame at not being able to measure up to him; we look at Christ’s wisdom and our ignorance, at his omnipotence and our impotence, at his justice and our wickedness, at his goodness and our evil will. We should ask for the grace to be ashamed; shame that comes from the continuous conversation of mercy with him; … shame that attunes us to the heart of Christ who made himself sin for [us] … And this always brings us … to humility, … which everyday makes us aware that it is not we who build the Kingdom of God but always the Lord’s grace that acts within us; humility that spurs us to put our whole self not into serving ourselves or our own ideas, but into the service of Christ and of the Church, as clay vessels: fragile, inadequate, and insufficient, yet which contain an immense treasure that we bear and communicate(cf. 2 Cor. 4:7)

Homily, July 31, 2013- Pope Francis

Do I insist on my own opinions and ideas?

Lord, help me to remember the truth about myself and the truth about you, and keep me humble in your service.

Lent with Pope Francis – Daily Reflection – Pauline Publication