Quotes from the Classics

The imitation of Christ

“As often as things go well with me, I thank you, from Whom all good proceeds. In Your Sight I am nothing but an unstable and weak human being; certainly I have nothing to be proud of. Why do I wish people to think well of me, seeing I am but nothingness? This is a foolishness.”

The Imitation of Christ, chapter 40

To summarize the “Imitation of Christ,” it says that the only true glory and holy joy is to glory in You, not in myself; to rejoice in Your Name , not in my own virtue, and to find delight in nothing created except for your sake. May Your Name be praised, not mine; Your works magnified, not mine.

This is true humility. The Legion of Mary is based on Mary’s humility.