The importance of humility – Mar Isaac the Syrian

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Humility, even without works, gains forgiveness for many offenses; but without her, works are of no profit to us.

[Mar Isaac the Syrian, Ascetical Homilies, Homily 69)

For a man who for God’s sake humbles himself, and thinks meanly of himself, is glorified by God.

[Mar Isaac the Syrian, Ascetical Homilies, Homily 5]

Humility always received mercy from God; but hardness of heart and littleness of faith contend with fearful encounters.

[Mar Isaac the Syrian, Ascetical Homilies. Homily 5]

One of the saints wrote that, “If a man does not count himself a sinner, his prayer is not accepted by the Lord.”

[Mar Isaac the Syrian, Ascetical Homilies, Epistle to Abba Symeon]

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