Reading for Humility

by Scott D. Hendricks

Poor men are all the more conscious of their own deprivation when they look at regal treasures. A soul reading of the great virtues of the Fathers adopts a much more humble outlook.

~ St. John Climacus

John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, trans. Colm Luibheid and Norman Russell (Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1982), 257.