not one of the virtues…


St Macarius the Great with Cherubim
 

Humility is not one of the virtues, but is the entire Christian worldview, the beginning of the New Testament Christian life, and that very life itself.  That is why Saint Macarius of Egypt, in his wonderful works, says that humility is the sign of Christianity or, what amounts to the same thing, the criterion according to which it is possible to determine whether we are Christians or pagans, whether grace in us or not, whether we are with God or without God, whether we are happy or
unhappy.  

~Archbishop Seraphim (Sololev) of Sophia, Bulgaria

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