Although virtues are considered qualities of the soul, they are also a means for the strengthening of our body. However, passions are of a different nature: some are of the soul, because they are only loved by the soul and others are of the body, because they are the delight of the body. In other words, both in the first and second category the soul and the body are not aware of the other’s presence.
Humbleness is as useful as the salt added in food, and can overcome the power of many sins. And if we do achieve it, we will become sons of God, allowing us to sit next to Him, even if we didn’t do anything else but being humble. Because without humbleness, everything, all our virtues and all our deeds are in vain.
When a doctor makes a surgical intervention and the patient, because of the pain, reacts and tears off all the bandages and hits the doctor, what will he say? That he didn’t do the surgery in order to harm him but to cure him. The patient’s reaction can bring him his death. We act the same when we react to God’s tests that he sends for our own good. We should accept pain, suffering and sorrow, as a cure from God. We should endure the pain, the difficulty of our work and thank Him, be grateful and accept that our Father doesn’t make errors.