The Seventh Chapter
Grace Must Be Hidden Under the Mantle of Humility
The Voice of Christ (part four)
When a spirit of fervor is enkindled within you, you may well meditate on how you will feel when the fervor leaves. Then, when this happens, remember that the light which I have withdrawn for a time as a warning to you and for My own glory may again return. Such trials are often more beneficial than if you had things always as you wish. For a man's merits are not measured by many visions or consolations, or by knowledge of the Scriptures, or by his being in a higher position than others, but by the truth of his humility, by his capacity for divine charity, by his constancy in seeking purely and entirely the honor of God, by his disregard and positive contempt of self, and more, by preferring to be despised and humiliated rather than honored by others.
So what matters in the end is the truth of our humility, the capacity of our divine charity, the constancy in seeking purely and entirely the honor of God, the disregard and positive contempt of self, and by preferring to be despised and humiliated rather than honored by others. That is a tall order, but one worth striving for.
Thy will be done!!! +JMJ+