March 8, 2008 Length: 13:15
What's the difference between true humility and false humility, as the desert Fathers saw it? Today we refer to ourselves as "The Most Unworthy Servant of Christ." But some of the desert Fathers would have identified such language as an example of counterfeit humility. True humility doesn't call attention to our unworthiness, but to God's greatness. It functions as a powerful influence in the lives of others, not ourselves. In one of the Saying of the Desert Fathers, we're told that St. John the Dwarf was so humble that he had his entire community "hanging from his little finger!" Hear why this was so.