It is only when God withdraws his help and leaves the proud man to his own devices, that it becomes evident what a man is worth without God . . . Humility is a supernatural virtue by which we lovingly recognize our true value in God’s eyes, and are disposed to render him due recognition for all the good we find in ourselves . . . We are the soil in which Christ grows; his roots will only pick out from us what is in accordance with his Father’s will – and therefore it depends upon us to decide whether by doing the will of God we are to be absorbed by Christ and are to enter into life – or to be left by him in the exterior darkness of our own will.
– Father Eugene Boylan, O.C.S.O.