SAINTS COSMAS AND DAMIAN
Readings of the day: RB 7:5-9Mass: Ezra 6:7-8,12b,14-20; Resp. Psalm 122; Luke 8:19-21
The Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenary Physicians
Cosmas and Damian
In our daily reading of the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict, we are in the thick of Chapter 7, “Humility.” What is humility? Cardinal Basil Hume (1923-1999) used these words to describe humility: “it is facing the truth about who God is, and the truth of who I am.” He continued:
It is my experience that men and women of true eminence and real wisdom often have a deep humility. They know their own limitations and how much they do not know. It is good to meet a learned but wise person, and to find in that person the wonder and simplicity of a child.(To Be a Pilgrim: A Spiritual Notebook, 67)
Do you know anyone with a deep humility? What qualities do you find in him or her?LIVING AND TRUE GOD, GRANT US THE GIFT OF DEEP HUMILITY.SAINTS COSMAS AND DAMIAN, PRAY FOR US.