To be humble of heart, and not merely in word, it is not sufficient to say that we are deserving of all contempt, but we must be glad when we are despised. What has a Christian learnt to do, if he cannot suffer an affront for God's sake? When you are insulted, take it cheerfully.
From Thoughts from St Alphonsus for Every Day
Compiled by Rev. C. McNeiry, C.SS.R.
Imprimatur: Joseph Hull, C.SS.R., Prov. Angl. Sup.
Nihil Obstat: Innocentlus Apap, O.P., S.T.M., Censor Deptutatus.
Imprimatur: Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius Generalis.
Westmonasterii, Die 9a Junii, 1927.
First published 1927