Desert Spirituality for City Folks - Part 13 - Humility
March 08, 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.
"This is the first time I have missed Easter services for about twenty years, because I am recovering from a foot operation. I wanted to feel I was still taking part in the services and was delighted to find your recordings. One of our priests said you might have them, and lo and behold, it was so. Thank you so much."