Sooner or later had to appear the great enemy that tortures our life: pride.

We have normally such a big “self” that definitely eclipses the light of the good things in our existence: God’s presence in everything, the goodness and noble intention of others… and, sometimes, we are even sowing mistrust, bitterness and sorrow.

The divine “I” is essentially merciful, our “I” is much less so. And that’s how we’re doing…

 

How cunning is pride, for it does not allow itself to be seen to those who possess it! All things become interior or exterior apologies for the proud. It is the defect in which the subconscious works most. The proud man does not know himself because he is blind. (1-11-67)

The proud man thinks he does everything well; that is why it is very difficult for him to straighten up because he does not accept advise from anybody, and considers himself to be self-sufficient; and, in his obscurity, he ends up becoming a master of confusion. (29-6-70)

He who believes he knows everything is the one who doesn’t know anything, since he doesn’t know that the loftiest wisdom is not what we know, but what remains for us to know. (29-6-70)

It will be difficult for he who clings to his own criterion to receive God, who communicates Himself through the criterion of superiors. (29-6-70)

He who is not able to submit his own criterion to others, is equally unable to submit it to God, who communicates Himself through the Church. (29-6-70)

Do you want to know how people live? Look at how they think. Those people who passionately defend a cause are concerned for their own sakes… Therefore, put God in your heart and He will be your own cause. (29-6-70)

My God, how horrible envy is! It is the cause for great evils, because envy is the bitterest fruit of pride. It is the cry of “me alone!” obtained by all means. (21-1-65)

Pride is: “me alone!” and envy is despair over not obtaining it; and then one is consumed in the bitterness of hell, this being the most opposite reality to charity, that is: “God alone in me and in all!” (21-1-65)

God is not offended by our involuntary imperfections nor by our temper tantrums; it is our ill will that offends Him. Who is offended by your involuntary tantrums is your self-love that cannot stand seeing itself imperfect. (17-4-70)

My dependence on God is so absolute, that, if at any time God were to stop looking at me in His will for me to exist, I would be reduced to nothing; that is why how absurd are those who believe to be self-sufficient with what they are, have or know! (8-5-70)

 
Mother Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia