A Guide to Living in the Truth: by Michael Casey
Author: Michael Casey
|In this graceful, inspirational, and ironically contemporary look at humility through the nearly 1,500-year-old words of Saint Benedict, Michael Casey lifts the veil of misconception regarding this often-misunderstood concept to get to the heart of what humility is really all about, a sure path to happiness in the spirit of Christ.|
Drawing upon Chapter 7 of the Rule of Saint Benedict, these practical reflections show readers how the first approach to understanding humility is to view it as that total self-acceptance of untarnished humanity. Those who are humble experience no shame. They do not need lies or evasions to inflate their importance in the eyes of their associates, or bolster their self-worth.
Casey brings the ancient wisdom of Saint Benedict into the modern arena of capitalistic competition, demonstrating how people must overcome the tendency to regard others as rivals so we may be content working with what we have, and waste no time envying those who possess different qualities. The humble are equally content with both the gifts and limitations that come from who they are.
A Guide to Living in the Truth tells us much about the human condition. It shows us how humility brings with it a fundamental happiness that is able to cope with external difficulties and sorrows.
Physical Info: 0.67" H x 8.26" L x 5.51" W (0.67 lbs) 240 pages
Publisher: Liguori Publications
US SRP: 16.95 US
Pub Date: April 2001
A first approach to understanding humility is to see it as that total self-acceptance typical of untarnished humanity. Those who are humble experience no shame. They do not need lies and evasions to inflate their importance in the eyes of their associates or to buttress their self-esteem. They have overcome the tendency to regard others as competitors or rivals, and so they work with whatever they have, and waste no time envying those who possess different qualities. The humble are equally content with both the gifts and the limitations that come from their nature or their personal history. Humility brings with it a fundamental happiness that is able to cope with external difficulties and sorrows.
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