Luke 18: 9-14
He then addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. “Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.
The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity—greedy, dishonest, adulterous—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’
But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’
I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Philippians 2: 3-11
Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but also everyone for those of others.
Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.
Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
St. Anthony of Padua
He would humbly do whatever job his religious superiors would give him.
THE OPPOSING VICE
ARROGANCE – The weakness of putting ourselves first where we display an attitude of being better than others.
Some Characteristics of Arrogance – How do we identify it?
1- Excessive desire to receive praise from others
2- Constantly speaks of themselves and their achievements
3- Overcompensate for their weaknesses
4- Have problems creating relationships
5- They don’t recognize their mistakes and don’t receive criticisms well.
6- They find it difficult to ask for forgiveness
7- They are intolerant of those who are not like them