(from today's Novena Prayer for Priests, a quote from St. John Vianney)
St. John Vianney said that the “first virtue is humility; the second, humility; and the third, humility.”
In a world (and especially a country) in which we believe it is important to get noticed and have a following, St. John Vianney reminds us that the first virtue is humility - even for those who share the Gospel message. If we remain humble and simple, we will do much good.
Lord, help me to remember this lesson on humility from St. John Vianney when I am tempted to lift myself up so that others will take notice. Amen.