Thinking about my desire to be humble as is Jesus, an image from my teen years came back. My father was sitting at the head of the dinner table, as usual, teaching us life and academic lessons. I was complaining about not being recognized for some “good deed” I thought deserved some reward. Patiently hushing my words, he asked: “Have any of you ever heard of the theory of the invisible pillar?”
Those who desire God and thirst for the joys of heaven are careful to pray for and cultivate the virtue of humility, for without it spiritual advancement remains an unattainable goal.