Praise, Favor & Good Graces


 “You ought to use great caution, even in doingPope St Gregory the Great

good things. For it may be that, in carrying out some good works, you are seeking only the favor and good graces of men: or the desire of praise may overtake you, and what is done for outward effect, fail of its inward reward.”

-Pope St. Gregory the Great

For Reflection:

What are two counterfeits of humility mentioned by Pope St. Gregory the Great? To what extent have I fallen victim to them? What one strategy can I employ in the future?


PRIDE    pg 256

Another saint who needed to be warned against pride was the sixth-century abbot St. Colman; it’s said that when he became too satisfied with his own great learning and intellectual achievements, God allowed him to suffer a temporary loss of memory.

Saintly Solutions to Life’s Common Problems:  From Anger, Boredom, and Temptation to Gluttony, Gossip, and Greed  

by Fr Joseph Esper   

Click Here for More Information

B1680-Saintly Solutions

Comments are closed.