if you’re not seeking humility . . .

“As fire does not give birth to snow, so those who seek honor will not enjoy it in heaven. . . . as those who climb a rotten ladder are in danger, so all honor, glory, and power are opposed to humility.” John Climacus (mid-seventh century A.D.)

Source: Inheriting Wisdom: Readings for Today from Ancient Christian Writers by Everett Ferguson, p.92)

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