From Nouwen

Growing Beyond Self-Rejection

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.

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  1. Wow. Good stuff. I’ve never thought of humility that way. Food for thought.

  2. Are these recent posts being directly aimed at me?! 🙂

    It’s what I need to hear, that’s for sure.

  3. Linea

    Dixie, I think this is something we all need to hear. Me too. I need constant reminders and this seemed a timely one.