Humility 1.2

The image of a ladder shows us steps along the way in which humility can manifests itself over many years of living. There will be variations from the general plan, but the process remains similar for most people. Benedict's presentation of humility is primarily descriptive and not prescriptive. Benedict do not name humility as a virtue. For him humility is an interior quality. The steps of humility are like milestones on the road toward God. Benedict reminds us that we are not "to be be called holy before you really are, but first be holy that you may more truly be called so" (RB 4:62). Keep the goals of purity of heart and perfect love always before you and just keep walking.