Many of us go through life wearing a mask—that is, we project an image that we want others to see. This image is often developed as a way of hiding our flaws and inadequacies, to create a good impression, to gain acceptance, popularity, appreciation and praise.
It is safe to say that no virtue is ever formed in our souls except by frequent prayer. If you truly desire to be humble, pray every day for this grace, asking God to help you overcome your self-love.
It’s been said, “If I want to know who you are, show me your friends.” In order to steadfastly pursue the good—whether in sports, academics, or relationships—we’ll need the support of solid friends. So, how can we form friendships that last?
Mother Teresa is famously quoted as saying that "Humility is the mother of all virtues". Surely, the great theological virtues of faith, hope and especially, love, could not be outranked by this virtue of humility?
The pain will always be there, I will miss him all my life. But the fact is that when Slim passed on, the sense of profound loss has mysteriously brought Bernard and me in close encounter with God. He is more real than ever before – and I now understand when they say ‘God is close to the brokenhearted’. God heals – that can only explain why the laughter and joy is slowly returning to our home.
Bless the Little Children is more than just a feeding project. It is an initiative of former street kids reaching out to the present street kids in the hope that they find purpose and joy in learning.