Humility

True humility is rooted in a keen awareness of who and whose we are.

Humility has gotten bad press in the modern era. Too often, it has been associated with passivity, weakness, complacency, low self-esteem, or an unquestioning submission to authority. But true humility, as Jesus taught and modeled it, maintains a healthy balance between a proper self-esteem and an honest awareness and acceptance of our limitations, weaknesses, and faults. Br. David Vryhof explores this virtue that is at the heart of the monastic tradition, one which can help us to see the truth about ourselves and everyone else.

Read Br. Vryhof’s meditation on the virtue of Humility on the Monastic Wisdom site maintained by the Society of St. John the Evangelist.