• Michael Haldas

Humility and Pain and Suffering

“Rather than allowing us to be brought down by our sinful pride, God allows humiliating experiences to prepare our hearts for true transformation. When we are blinded to our faults, God allows things to happen that put down our ego and remind us that we are but sinful creatures in need of His mercy.” (Abbot Tryphon)

“We need to outgrow our narcissistic tendencies and develop humble hearts. Life is about more than comfort. Even negative events can enable us to develop into the men and women God meant us to be, and in the process, we will find that even tragedy is emptied of its power to destroy us.” (Father Barnabas Powell)

“All our risks, humiliations, and trials are opportunities for Christ to demonstrate his power and presence in and through us...When opposition, slander, or disappointment threaten to rob you of the victory, remember that no one can destroy what God has accomplished through you.” (Life Application Study Bible, 2 Corinthians 4:8-12)

"Suffering accepted in the right way will lead us to humility. It will strip us of the false belief that we are in control or the idea that peace may come through comfort. It will deepen our prayer and demand from us the willingness to forgive others. It will help us to grow compassion in our hearts and take from us any judgement of others who are in need." (Father Spyridon Baily)

“If we possessed every virtue, but lacked humility, those virtues would be without root and would not last…Humility, after the first shock, is a cheerful virtue.” (St. Vincent de Paul, C. S. Lewis)

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