See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.- James 5:7
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Various texts against Vainglory.
St. Paul warns us, "Do not be eager for praise" [Gal. 5:26] and the Lord in rebuking the Pharisees says, "How could you believe, you who accept praise from each other, and do not seek the glory which comes from God alone?" [Jn. 5:44] The holy David also says threateningly, "God has scattered the bones of those who set out to please men". [Ps. 52/ 3:6] - Monastic Institutes