How to use this booklet:
It is recommended that you read only one
or two paragraphs per day of chapters 1-11. Start with the prayer “Prayer before personal Meditation”
located on page 116 in chapter 12.
- One Personal Meditation per day. (See chapter 13)
- One quote from Chapter 14 per day
- One question from the Pride-ometer per
day (See chapter 15)
- And if you really want to irrigate the
soil add the Litany of Humility to
your daily gardening (See chapter 12)
much gardening in one day will lead to spiritual calluses.
St. Augustine called pride the reservoir of all sin. Then he went on to say, Pride is the great sin, the head and cause of all sins, and its beginning lies in turning away from God. Beloved do not make light of this vice, for the proud man who dislikes the burden of Christ is contained by a harsher burden of sin: he may not wish to serve, but he has to, because if he will not be Love’s servant, he will inevitably be sin’s slave… Because of this great sin of pride, God humbled Himself, taking the nature of a servant, bearing insults and hanging on a cross. To heal us, He became humble; shall we not be ashamed to be proud?