Elder Ephraim of Arizona †
Angels in heaven, in glory and hymns. People in their joys and their palaces. God the Creator in a cave, in a manger, as if He were the poorest of the poor. What humility on the part of Jesus. You should acquire this humility, my children. Humility is the most attractive of the virtues, a robe woven from gold thread. Blessed are they who clothe themselves in it; they’ll be given inexpressible spiritual comeliness. Pride and egotism, on the other hand, are the vilest of the passions.