It’s a characteristic of the soul

10 August 2019

If you love yourself, you can’t love God. People who don’t love themselves, because of the excessive riches of their love for God, really do love Him. They never seek their own advancement, only the glory of God. If you love yourself, you seek your own glory, but if you love God, you seek the glory of your Creator. It’s a characteristic of the spiritually sensitive soul that it always seeks the glory of God in all the actions it performs and is content with its own humility. Because glory is due to God for His majesty, whereas for people humility is more fitting, as the means of growing closer to Him. In everything we do, let us always joyfully glorify God, as Saint John the Baptist did when he said that He must become greater and we must become less (Jn. 3, 30).