Humble Thyself Before the Lord

Humble Thyself Before the Lord

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Overview

It is not easy to write about the importance of Christian humility. How does one exhort others to be humble without sounding boastful oneself: The writings in this volume are classics of the genre, penned by lour of the true experts on the Christian spiritual life: Thomas à Kempis, Brother Lawrence, St, Antony of Egypt, and St. Catherine of Siena.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612615035
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.71(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Thomas à Kempis, Brother Lawrence, St. Antony of Egypt, and St. Catherine of Siena

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Thomas À Kempis

Humility Is the Greatest Wisdom From The Imitation of Christ, book I, 1-2 3

Cultivating a Humble Spirit From The Imitation of Christ, book I, 6-11 7

Only the Humble Can Hear Gods Word ' From The Imitation of Christ, book III, 3-4 15

Four Things that Bring Peace From The Imitation of Christ, book III, 23-27 20

Brother Lawrence

Practicing Humility in God's Presence From The Practice of the Presence of God, part IV 33

St Antony of Egypt

Take No Pride in Your Faithfulness From "The Life of St. Antony" by Sr. Athanasius the Great, in The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, chapters 1-21 51

Spiritual Maxims on Pride and Humility St. Antony of Egypt, from The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers 71

St. Catherine of Siena

Persevere in Humble Prayer From Little Talks with God-, book 1, chapter 1 Note to the Reader: St. Catherine is talking from her own experience. She is the "servant of God" in this recounting. 79

Notes 81

Brief Biographies of the Contributors

Thomas À Kempis, ca. 1380-1471 85

Brother Lawrence, 1611-1691 89

St. Antony of Egypt, ca. 298-373 97

St. Catherine of Siena, ca. 1347-1380 98

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