Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta taught: “God needs our poverty, not our abundance. These are means of being humble:


  • Bxvi and MC.jpgSpeak as little as possible about oneself;
  • Take care of one’s personal matters
  • Avoid curiosity;
  • Do not meddle in the affairs of others;
  • Accept contradictions with good humor;
  • Do not focus on the faults of others;
  • Accept reproach, even if undeserved;
  • Yield to the will of others;
  • Accept insults and abuse;
  • Accept feeling uncared for, forgotten, despised;
  • Be courteous and sensitive, even if someone provokes you;
  • Do not try to be admired and loved;
  • Do not hide behind one’s own dignity;
  • Yield in arguments, even if one is right;
  • Always choose what is most difficult.”

Source: Mother Teresa, Heart of Joy: The Transforming Power of Self-Giving, Servant Books, 1987.