30. Let us always have recourse to humility, for
the humble lies on the ground, and where would one who lies fall? Whereas a person that has ascended to a great height, can easily
fall. If we changed and reformed, it is not from us but is Godís gift,
for: "The Lord lifts up the humble."
30. You must regard yourself as the greatest
sinner among sinners, who has done nothing worthwhile before God, and reproach
yourself at all times, everywhere for everything.
31. To the question that should we argue with
thoughts that perturb us, I will answer: Donít argue, because the enemies
precisely want this to happen and seeing our altercation, will not cease their
attack. It is better if you prayed to the Lord, opening your feebleness before
Him and He will not only drive out these thoughts but will eradicate them
36. It is more beneficial to humbly pose questions
than to persist with your own will, because the Lord Himself helps the asker
what to say ó for the sake of his humility and righteousness of heart.
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