17 February 2015

Why are you proud, O dust and ashes?

The Creation of Adam by Master Bertram
"We are humbled in the entire world this day because of our sins (Daniel 3:37). You ought also to consider where you are going. You are going to corruption and ashes, for you are dirt, and to dirt you shall return (see Genesis 3:19). Why then are you proud, O dirt and ashes? Today you are, tomorrow you will not be; if today you are healthy, perhaps tomorrow you will be sick; if today you are wise, perhaps tomorrow you will be stupid; if today you are rich in virtue, perhaps tomorrow you will be a beggar and miserable. Who then is the Christian who would dare to be proud when seeing herself surrounded by such misery and calamity?"

- Saint Bonaventure

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