Today we cover “sins of egoism, pride, rancor and … lack of generosity and humility…” in our daily walk with The Novena of Mary Undoer of Knots.
These sins blind you. The more of your “self” that you are bound up in, the less you are open to God’s graces, the less you see Jesus in other people. You adopt a “me versus them” attitude, with the “me” feeling inherently superior.
And leave it to an alcoholic to feel superior to others, even with all the serious character defects these sins reveal.
Work on becoming smaller. To quote St. John the Baptist:
John 3:30 He must increase, while I must decrease.
Becoming “smaller” is also the “Little Way” of St.Therese of Lisieux, who taught that one should do everything with love, even the smallest, most insignificant task. Nothing is too small for God if done with Love.
So perhaps do “little things” as if they were the most important things in the world at the moment.
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