Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Humble Yourselves in the Sight of the Lord



Perfect for the Bear, who is, as you might have noticed, rather full of himself.

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,

Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being loved...
From the desire of being extolled ...
From the desire of being honored ...
From the desire of being praised ...
From the desire of being preferred to others...
From the desire of being consulted ...
From the desire of being approved ...
From the fear of being humiliated ...
From the fear of being despised...
From the fear of suffering rebukes ...
From the fear of being calumniated ...
From the fear of being forgotten ...
From the fear of being ridiculed ...
From the fear of being wronged ...
From the fear of being suspected ...

That others may be loved more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.


That others may be esteemed more than I ...
That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease ...
That others may be chosen and I set aside ...
That others may be praised and I unnoticed ...
That others may be preferred to me in everything...
That others may become holier than I,
 provided that I may become as holy as I should…

6 comments:

  1. I haven't said the Litany of Humility for a long time. Thank you for reminding me of it. I have a long way to go...

    Beaver

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  2. Well, Bear, all you had to do was ask.
    If that's not a plea for the Flea's unique talents, I don't what is.

    I'll cook up a comment on some recent posts for you--but only because the Flea loves the Bear, and the Bear has prayed to desire it.

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  3. Thank you. It will help prepare the Bear for the brutal world of publishing.

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  4. You shall be the Bear's fool. Like King Lear's Fool in every respect, fair enough?

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  5. I am a kind of song & dance creature as well, learning better if it is by song. YouTube The Litany of Humility sung by Danielle Rose and you will hear beauty.
    Well, we are all waiting patiently for the release of your book, so don't fret or sweat on our account :)

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  6. Thanks for posting this, Bear. :^)

    I pray it every morning from Fr. Hardon's "Catholic Prayer Book". (pg. 287)

    It certainly does help me (and I need all the help I can get with humility).

    Catechist Kev

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