Humility consists in constant prayer combined with tears and suffering

Humility consists in constant prayer combined with tears and suffering. For this ceaseless calling upon God for help prevents us from foolishly growing confident in our own strength and wisdom, and from putting ourselves above others. These are dangerous diseases of the passion of pride.

Christ never went to impress and make miracles to the powerful leaders or of those in authority or esteem in order to gain worldly fame but rather to the meek and humble souls. Let us do the same in order to be resurrected with Christ.

Based on St Maximos the Confessor

A monk comforting the monastery’s mules and horses