Thought of the day
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday of the Twentieth week in Ordinary Time

"The greatest among you must be your servant"

Commentary of the day 
The Imitation of Christ, spiritual treatise of the 15th century 
Book 2, ch. 2 (trans. cf. breviary 3rd Tuesday in Advent)
"The greatest among you must be your servant"

Make no great account of who is for you or against you but mind and take care of this: that God be with you in everything you do. Have a good conscience and God shall well defend you, for nobody's malice can hurt those who God wills to help. 

If you know how to be silent and suffer you shall, without doubt, see the help of the Lord. It is He who knows the time and manner of your deliverance and therefore it is your part to resign yourself into his hands. 
It belongs to God to help us and deliver us from all trouble. 

Many a time it is of much advantage towards keeping us in greater humility that others know and rebuke our faults. 
When people humble themselves for their own faults then they readily pacify others and easily satisfy those who are angry with them.