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Be always humble and allow God to do the exalting

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus, sitting on the lap of the Holy Virgin Mary
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Arrogance and conceit are foul and sinful tendencies that humans should refrain from as much as possible. Of course there will be moments of weakness in which one will sin and hopefully this sinning will lead to repentance. There will be those individuals who disregard the acknowledgment of their sins and continue to go about their lives care-free.
Some of you will witness you brother or sister act in conceit and selfishness. Do not fret or worry about this.

Understand that the sins of our brothers can teach us the way we should not go. Instead, use those people who do such blasphemies as an example of the person you do not want to be. Perhaps pray for those people. Ask God to help them.

“I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless (Isaiah 13:11)”.

Beloved, strive to be in continual prayer with our Lord and make incessant efforts to remain humble. Do not compete or compare wits with others, for those who you may go against most likely will be of evil. Fighting or arguing with those on the side of darkness will only bring you distress and pain. You may not be able to win against evil on your own, but through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, you can overcome any evils that come your way.
“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips (Proverbs 27:2)”. Be vigilant to monitor what comes out of your mouth. It would be better to remain silent and reserved than to talk too much about what you are doing and where you have been. Allow God to exalt you in His timing. If you feel as though you should be exalted, then prepare to experience some abrupt humbling thereafter.

Never test God for it is not only forbidden but wrong in any sense of the notion. If you try to trick God or do something to intentionally upset Him, prepare for the inevitable and unavoidable punishment. This is the worst thing you can do to God, the Father. Would you test your earthly father? Do not test our Heavenly Father.

Allow God to be the One who lifts you up in heart, mind and spirit. Do not lift yourself. Instead, stay low to the ground until the Lord comes for you. Be mindful of the fact that if we are humbled it is for a good reason. Sometimes we must be humbled for a long period of time to truly appreciate the perfect exaltation that only comes from our Lord Jesus.

Beloved ensure that you pray often and that you repent even more. As humans, we truly sin hundreds of times each day. Do not be arrogant in your ways and feel as though a day passes where you were perfect. Think again. From what we say to how we act with one another, sin is all around us. Do not be foolish but be aware.

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