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              Litany of Humility
 

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.

From the desire of being esteemed,

Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being loved...

From the desire of being extolled ...

From the desire of being honored ...

From the desire of being praised ...

From the desire of being preferred to others...

From the desire of being consulted ...

From the desire of being approved ...

From the fear of being humiliated ...

From the fear of being despised...

From the fear of suffering rebukes ...

From the fear of being calumniated ...

From the fear of being forgotten ...

From the fear of being ridiculed ...

From the fear of being wronged ...

From the fear of being suspected ...

That others may be loved more than I,

Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be esteemed more than I ...

That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease ...
That others may be chosen and I set aside ...
That others may be praised and I unnoticed ...
That others may be preferred to me in everything...
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should…

Charity is patient, is kind; charity does not envy, is not pretentious, is not puffed up, is not ambitious, is not self-seeking, is not provoked; thinks no evil, does not rejoice over wickedness, but rejoices with the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

To have Charity is to love God above all things for Himself and be ready to renouce all created things rather than offend Him by serious sin (Matthew 22:36-40). 

        Mother Teresa's Humility List

"These are the few ways we can practice humility: 

1. To speak as little as possible of one's self. 

2. To mind one's own business. 

3. Not to want to manage other people's affairs. 

4. To avoid curiosity. 

5. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. 

6. To pass over the mistakes of others. 

7. To accept insults and injuries. 

8. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. 

9. To be kind and gentle under provocation. 

10. Never to stand on one's dignity. 

11. To choose always the hardest."

--St. Teresa of Calcutta