Importance of Humility
I return from time to time to the importance of humility for ecumenism.
It takes a certain humility to see that we have much to learn from the wisdom and love of our fellow Christians–especially those who differ with us in doctrine or organization, or, what it sometimes comes down to–personality.
Certainly the churches are being humbled these days–declining membership, public scandals and the like. They give us pause. Francis de Sales talks about accepting our humiliations, not an easy thing, as being an advanced form of the virtue of humility.
Christ humbled Himself.
So we, in seeking to be like him, embrace the virtue and the cross.