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Said for instruction in the requirements of humility:
o Never make a jest of anything. Never exaggerate, but utter thy mind in simplicity.
o Whatever thou doest, offer it up to God, and pray it may be for His honor and glory.
o See thyself to be the servant of all, and see all as if they were Christ in person.
o Do not think of the faults of others, but of what is good in them and faulty in thyself.
o Keep in mind thy past life and present lukewarmness.
o Habitually make many acts of love, for they set the soul on fire and make it gentle.
o Cleave fast unto God, who changeth not.
o Remember that thou hast but one soul; that thou hast but one life, which is short.
o Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
o No one can know God except through humility. The way to go up is to go down.
Glory be, Oh my Jesus.

O Jesus, Who didst choose a life of poverty and obscurity, grant me that grace to keep my heart detached from the transitory things of the world. Be Thou henceforth my only treasure, for Thou art infinitely more precious than all other possessions. My heart is too solicitous for the vain and fleeting things of the earth. Make me always mindful of Thy warning words: “What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world, but lose his own soul?”. Grant me the grace to keep Thy holy example always before my eyes, that I may despise the nothingness of this world and make thee the object of all my desires and affections. Amen.


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