Humility is Perpetual Quietness of Heart

by Lewis White

That we may walk in the way of his crossDuring this 40 days of reflection before Easter I have been trying to lead a more interior life. That is to say, more time alone, more time in prayer and meditation. As often happens when we actually take the time to be with God, wonderful snippets of inspiration come our way.

This is an inspired quote and inspirational goal from T.T. Carter, a Victorian Anglican priest whose writings I admire:


Humility is perpetual quietness of heart. It is to have no trouble. It is never to be fretted, or vexed, or irritated, or sore, or disappointed.

It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed and despised.

It is to have a blessed home in myself, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and be at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is troubled.

— Canon T.T. Carter

Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Deuteronomy 4:1-2,5-9
Psalm 78:1-6
Matthew 5:17-19