Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Wisdom from the Fathers - Humility
St Peter of Damascus assures us that 'nothing is better than to realize one's weakness and ignorance, and nothing is worse than not to be aware of them'. St Maximos the Confessor teaches ' the foundation of every virtue is the realization of human weakness. St John Chrysostom teaches ' He alone knows himself in the best way possible who thinks of himself as being nothing'.