“Sometimes one hears people complain: “I would like to correct myself; I would like to be better, but I just can’t!” …
How can we counteract this? In such circumstances it might seem to be a sign of humility to recognize one’s own powerlessness, just as when people say: “I can’t correct myself!” But in reality there is a secret sort of pride hidden there. All this shows is that they count on their own strength exclusively and think that they can do this or that, relying solely on their powers.
This is not true; it is a lie, because with our own strength alone, all by ourselves, without divine help, we are not capable of doing anything, absolutely anything” (cf. Jn 15:5). –The Words of St. Maximilian
This reflection comes from Day Two of St. Maximilian Kolbe’s nine-day preparation for consecrate to Jesus through Mary. This is one of the first phases we are utilizing in our “Special Forces Training.” If you would like to join our Facebook group, go HERE.