Friday, October 03, 2008

The sixth degree of humility...

The sixth degree of humility is that a monk be content with the poorest and worst of everything, and that in every occupation assigned him he consider himself a bad and worthless workman, saying with the Prophet, "I am brought to nothing and I am without understanding; I have become as a beast of burden before You, and I am always with You" (Ps:22-23).

Vittore Carpaccio, Funeral of St. Jerome c.1502

1 comment:

Owen said...

Being a monk isn't in the cards for me.