Humility exalts

I like Augustine’s observation here because it confronts the false notion that when we are humble, we feel low and somber all the time.

“There is, therefore, something in humility which, strangely enough, exalts the heart, and something in pride which debases it.  This seems, indeed, to be contradictory, that loftiness should debase and lowliness exalt.  But pious humility enables us to submit to what is above us; and nothing is more exalted above us than God; and therefore humility, by making us subject to God, exalts us” (City of God, 14.13).

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