|One of the greatest dangers in the spiritual life is self-rejection. When we say, « If people really knew me, they wouldn’t love me, » we choose the road toward darkness.
Often we are made to believe that self-deprecation is a virtue, called humility. But humility is in reality the opposite of self-deprecation.
It is the grateful recognition that we are precious in God’s eyes and that all we are is pure gift.
To grow beyond self-rejection we must have the courage to listen to the voice calling us God’s beloved sons and daughters, and the determination always to live our lives according to this truth.