The sixth degree of humility…

The sixth degree of humility is that a monk be content with the poorest and worst of everything, and that in every occupation assigned him he consider himself a bad and worthless workman, saying with the Prophet, “I am brought to nothing and I am without understanding; I have become as a beast of burden before You, and I am always with You” (Ps:22-23).

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Vittore Carpaccio, Funeral of St. Jerome c.1502

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00540186205959897960 Owen

    Being a monk isn’t in the cards for me.