Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Litany of Humility



O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved...
From the desire of being extolled ...
From the desire of being honored ...
From the desire of being praised ...
From the desire of being preferred to others...
From the desire of being consulted ...
From the desire of being approved ...
From the fear of being humiliated ...
From the fear of being despised...
From the fear of suffering rebukes ...
From the fear of being calumniated ...
From the fear of being forgotten ...
From the fear of being ridiculed ...
From the fear of being wronged ...
From the fear of being suspected ...

That others may be loved more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be esteemed more than I ...
That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease ...
That others may be chosen and I set aside ...
That others may be praised and I unnoticed ...
That others may be preferred to me in everything...
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should…


photo credit :Chad McCall

6 comments:

Lisa C. said...

Wow! This is so beautiful, Georgie. Thanks for sharing it. I am sending a copy to Meagan's school today.

Chad said...

Why Georgie, you post a picture of the "boy's Mass" and then quote a prayer from the days of Pope St. Pius X... Want to go to Dunn with me and Chris some Sunday afternoon? ;-)

Mary said...

Georgie: This is beautiful

Lisa, if you are the Lisa I am thinking of.....Georgie' College friend, I want to tell you that I am wearing the that you gave me about 20 years ago. You gave me a blue one and a pink one.

Mary, Georgie's Mom

Mary said...

Lisa: sorry, typo here...I meant the blue and pink sweaters that you gave me. mmmmrrrrr!!!

Mary

Georgie Tamayo Clemens said...

awww! mom, I don't remember those sweaters...hmm.

Anonymous said...

Mary...Yes, I am the Lisa you are thinking of, but I don't remember those sweaters either! Ha! Must be getting old (I'll be 40 a couple of days before Georgie's b-day)...yikes!

L.