Humility is not self-denial. Humility is not about fostering a complex of guilt or inferiority. It is the ability to acknowledge the truth. We as Christians believe that the Lord is the truth. And in order for me to be truly free, I must be humble and admit what is good.
This was emphasized by Father and Head of the UGCC, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, during a live broadcast of the Open Church program. The interlocutor of the Primate was editor-in-chief of the Kyiv Bureau of Radio Svoboda Inna Kuznetsova.
“In order to grow and reach a certain level of maturity, I have to learn to say “yes” to one person and “no” to another. Because if you can’t say no, then your yes is worthless. After all, when a patient wants to recover, he must admit the disease, that is, to humble himself to this fact. Only then he can be released from it,” said the spiritual leader of the Greek Catholics.
Asked if he often had to say no, His Beatitude Sviatoslav replied: “Absolutely, especially to myself. For example, when you choose one thing, you have to say “no” to many other options. We must really be able to make choices and be responsible for them.”
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