It is the humble man whom God protects and liberates; it is the humble whom He loves and consoles.
To the humble He turns and upon them bestows great grace, that after their humiliation He may raise them up to glory.
He reveals His secrets to the humble, and with kind invitation bids them come to Him.
Thus, the humble man enjoys peace in the midst of many vexations, because his trust is in God, not in the world.
Hence, you must not think that you have made any progress until you look upon yourself as inferior to all others.
Thomas à Kempis. (1996). The Imitation of Christ (pp. 63–64). Oak Harbor, WA: