Patristic / Medieval
(On Vainglory) in
Gregory the Great
his confession in the Moralia
capital sins and their
of the Orthodox
Fathers (Parallel Gospel)
is Step 22 of the
Ladder of Divine Ascent)
II II Q.30)
II II Q.36)
sinner may correct
II II Q36.5)
Pride (Canto X to XII)
Envy (Canto XIII to XV81)
Augustine (Parallel Gospel)
Augustine (On Vainglory) see City of God Bk V, Ch. 13f
John of Ruysbroeck
Kindness & Compassion
Charles Williams selections
the Holy Sacrament)
- On Pride and Vainglory
- On Envy
- On Pride
Fair in Pilgrim's Progress)
Keble poem -
Trinity IV from The
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of the Gospel:
blind leading the blind
the speck and the beam
O GOD, the protector of all that trust in thee,
whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us
thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through
things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal: Grant
O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake our Lord. Amen.
Rom. 8. 18
I RECKON that the sufferings of this present
not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the
of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity,
not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in
because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of
corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For
we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain
until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the
first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves,
for our full adoption as sons, even the redemption of our body.
S. Luke 6. 36
JESUS said unto his disciples, Be ye therefore
as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be
condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be
give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and
together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For
the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you
And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall
not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his
but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. And why
thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam
that is in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy
Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou
beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite,
cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see
to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
Parable of the Blind Leading the Blind, Pieter
(the Elder) Bruegel, 1568
Ant. THE Lord is my light, and my
whom then shall I fear : the Lord is the' strength of my life; of whom
then shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, even mine enemies, and my
upon me to eat up my flesh : they stumbled and fell.
3 Though an host of men were laid against me,
not my heart be afraid. and though there rose up war against me, yet
I put my trust in him.
4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I
require : even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days
my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me
tabernacle : yea, in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me,
and set me up upon a rock of stone.
6 And now shall he lift up mine head above mine
round about me.
7 Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an
with great gladness : I will sing, and speak praises unto the Lord.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
9 The Lord also will be a defence for the
even a refuge in due time of trouble.
10 And they that know thy Name will put their
thee : for thou, Lord, hast never failed them that seek thee.
11 O praise the Lord which dwelleth in Sion :
people of his doings.
Alleluia, All. For, when he
inquisition for blood, he remembereth them : and forgetteth not the
of the poor. All.
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