Oliver Wendell Holmes once said that his secret to success was discovering at a young age that he wasn’t God. In the spiritual life, I can promise myself nothing without the special help of God . . . From one moment to another, I may fall into sin, disconnection from God,, even though I may have labored many years in acquiring virtues, I may in one instant lose all the good I have done, lose all my merit for eternity, and lose even that blessed eternity itself. Humility is the only sure path to salvation, knowing only God is my portion.
In this life no one can fulfill his longing, nor can any creature satisfy man’s desire. Only God satisfies, he infinitely exceeds all other pleasures. That is why man can rest in nothing but God.St. Thomas Aquinas
Thank you Lord for illuminating my with Your divine light, removing that portion of the natural man which still lives and undiminished in me, the chief source of my misery and the barrier that constantly opposes Your love.