In humility

August 24
“In humility, there is mirrored the central mystery of the process of our transformation – the mystery that our Lord has put into these words: ‘Unless the grain of wheat falling into the ground die, itself remaineth alone; but if it die,
it bringeth forth much fruit.”
-Dietrich von Hildebrand
Today’s Reflection:
What “fruit” have some of my “dying” moments brought forth? To what extent did I see transformation in my life or in the life of others because of it? How does this give me the strength to persevere now and in the future?

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