Father Leatherby remarked on our Blessed Lord replying to the Disciples’ question, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven? … He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said … whoever receives one child such as this in My Name receives Me.”
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen wrote that “there is no one in hell who is humble”.
St. Louis Grignion de Montfort wrote that “because Mary remained hidden during her life she is called by the Holy Spirit and the Church ‘Alma Mater’, Mother hidden and unknown. So great was her humility that she desired nothing more upon earth than to remain unknown to herself and to others, and to be known only to God.”
Mother Theresa of Calcutta received the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize with an attitude of humble confidence in our Blessed Lord. Mother Theresa reminded us that our Blessed Lord said, “Without Me you can do nothing”; but He said that “with God, all things are possible”. Mother Theresa helped us to focus on the fact that “Each one of us is what he is in the eyes of God”. She depended on God 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. May we ask for the grace of humility.