In union with Humility

In union with humility it is impossible that there should be any appearance of hatred, or any kind of dispute, or even a trace of disobedience, unless perhaps faith is called in question.

He who has taken humility as his bride is above all gentle, kind, full of compunction, sympathetic, calm, bright, compliant, inoffensive, wide awake, not indolent and (why say more?) free from passion; for the Lord remembered us in our humility, and delivered us from our enemies, and our passions and impurities.

Based on St. John of the Ladder