Distrusting oneself


Let the priest not trust in his own strength nor be complacent in his own gifts nor seek the esteem and praise of men but let him imitate Christ, Who "did not come to be served but to serve", let him deny himself according to the teaching of the Gospel, detaching himself from the things of the earth in order to follow the Divine Master more easily and more readily. Whatever he has, whatever he is, is due to the goodness and power of God; if he wishes to glory in this let him remember the words of the Apostle of the Gentiles: "For myself I will glory in nothing save in my infirmities". (Papal Writings, Menti Nostrae, 23 September 1960).

Type Classification:
F: Exceptional strategies