Today we are going to discuss Day 15 from our Lenten Reading Plan with St John Vianney.
The first thing that stood out to me was when the great saint said we are afraid of failing in anything because we are afraid of what people will think of us.
1. What has pride kept me from doing or accomplishing?
…with a humble person it is not so… whether he is laughed at or esteemed, or praised, or blamed, whether he is honored or despised, whether people pay attention to him or pass him by, it is all the same to him.
That seems a very freeing way to live doesn’t it? We’ve spoken of pride in our last book club discussion, but it bears asking again,
2. How does the vice of pride seep its way into our lives?
3. What would be the virtue to combat the vice of pride?
I loved the short story of St. Aloysius Gonzaga. I liked this quote
…if he was wrong, he was wrong; if he was right, he said to himself, “I have certainly been wrong some other time.”
Again, that seems a very freeing way to live doesn’t it?
4. So finally, how can I keep a silence about me instead of arguing how right I am or making excuses for my wrongs?
Join us in the comments for this week’s discussion. Remember next week we will discuss Day 22 of our Lenten Reading Plan. Don’t forget to pray for our priests!