"In aridity and emptiness the soul becomes humble. Former pride disappears when a man no longer finds in himself anything that might cause him to look down on others." - St. Edith Stein, Science of the Cross
Today is the memorial of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD, a Catholic Jew. She died with her people, executed in the gas chambers of Auschwitz in 1942.
"For I could wish that I myself was accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh." - Romans 9:1-5