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Life of Faith, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

59- Humility Of Heart And Mind

 

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صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: حمل الصليب، التواضع، التشبه بالمسيح

5-Humility Of Heart And Mind.

The humble person accepts all what comes from God with satisfaction, as we have discussed this issue before here on st-takla.org in other sections. But the mind that is proud of itself discusses, argues and refuses what doesn't please it. So it won't reach the faith the humble person reaches.

The humble person admits that his mind is limited and that his abilities are limited and that he cannot absorb God the unlimited, and does not perceive the depth of His wisdom and qualities. Thus he accepts in faith and does not doubt. If the mind presses down upon him, he would then lay down before God and say: “Your wishes O Lord are above my understanding and Your works are above my knowledge. Who am I in front of You? All my knowledge is ignorance in front of You”.

I take from You via submission and not via inspection. Give me O Lord the faith of children and not that of philosophers and wise men (Luke 10:21).

Should we put the story of the three young men in the fire without being burnt (Dan. 3:25) in our limited understanding or should we accept it in faith, with a humble mind that bows down before the miracle? The miracle is the work of God who is able to do anything.

Faith needs the humility of the mind and the simplicity of the heart and it also needs:-


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