Humility (The disciple)

Humility (The disciple)

Of little Children. Our duties towards them.

(The Gospel History, Section 75)

Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And he called unto him a little child, and took him and set him by his side in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye turn and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

“Humility is one, in the same sense and truth as Christ is one, the Mediator is one. There are not two Lambs of God that take away the sins of the world. But if there was any humility besides that of Christ, there would be something else besides Him that could take away the sins of the world.”

– William Law

Humility (The disciple)

(The Saviour of the World, Vol IV Book IV Poem LXII)

How deep a mystery, my Lord, Thou shew’st!

Though I do beat my breast and humble me

And of most servile tasks do make my boast,

Yet have I not attained humility!

Then, more I shame me, think upon my sins,

Cry, “Lord, I am not fit to touch Thy feet!”—

My self-abasing no advancement wins,

The more I loathe me, more am I unmeet!

“Perceiv’st thou not, my child, what thing I ask—

The lowly, simple grace that children own;

Thy pride imposeth every heavy task;—

Humility is one as Christ is One:

Fret not thyself, but set thine heart on Me,—

And thou goest garbed in My Humility.”

St. Matthew xviii, 4.