humility

I think I need to tattoo this one on my arms… or better yet, backwards on my chest so I’ll see it every morning when I wake up, and every night when I’m brushing my teeth before bed…

From the desire to be esteemed,
Deliver us, Jesus.

From the desire of being loved by all…
From the desire to be honored …
From the desire to be praised …
Deliver us, Jesus.

From the desire of being preferred to others…
From the desire of being consulted …
From the desire of being approved …
Deliver us, Jesus.

From the fear of being humiliated …
From the fear of being despised…
From the fear of suffering rebukes …
Deliver us, Jesus.

From the fear of being forgotten, ridiculed and wronged…
Deliver us, Jesus.

That I out of my riches may give to others in their poverty,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That I may know the depth of my own poverty
Jesus, grant me the grace to understand it.

That others may increase and I may decrease…
Jesus may it be.

Thanks for this one, Bob.

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6 thoughts on “humility

  1. Aaron-

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I’m glad that you found some things to read here that you liked… that’s really my main reason for this blog: there’s a lot of things that I come across that I’m sure other people would benefit from as well.

    Looking forward to hearing from you again!

    -Curtis

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