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Humility and Spiritual Growth

March 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Humility, Lent, Melissa Elson, Show Notes

Humility and Spiritual Growth

While pride is the root of all vice, humility is the root of all virtue. On this episode of Divine Intimacy Radio, we will discuss how we can cultivate humility and thus draw near to the heart of God.

Show Notes:

  • Dan and Melissa discuss humility.
  • Meditation #106 from Divine Intimacy – “Humility is the firm bedrock upon which every Christian should build the edifice of his spiritual life.”
  • Whereas pride is the root of all sin, humility is the root of all virtue.Divine Intimacy Radio Crown of Thorns 1400x1400 v2 smaller for post on humility and spiritual growth
  • The beginning of the interior life is self-reflection, which brings about humility.
  • Example – Melissa’s experience with humility at her daughter’s ballet class and how the Holy Spirit worked in her soul to combat her falling into pride.

Call-In Question:

  • Dan and Melissa take a call about feeling God’s love vs. feeling defective despite receiving the sacraments.
  • Suggestions to the caller: find out what is behind the feelings of defectiveness, mortal sin or lies she may be believing that are not of God. Also, meditation on the cross of Christ gives us the proof of His love for us.
  • God has created each one of us to love us through all of eternity.
  • We must set our mind always on the Spirit to find peace and orient our hearts toward God.

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. In 2018, he launched the annual Avila Summit held at Hanceville, Alabama. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband, father of four, and grandfather of one, the President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc., a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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