“In order to increase in holiness, you must first recognize your failings in virtue. This self-knowledge is the building block of your ‘house’ of personal holiness. Humility is the mortar that holds these building blocks together. This is because without humility of heart, the soul cannot acknowledge his own short-comings. Self-knowledge very easily slips through the cracks of pride.”
“Therefore, first and foremost, pray for humility which is the building block of all the other virtues. The soul who thinks he is humble is the farthest from humility. False humility, which is humility practiced to impress others, causes many a house of holiness to tumble down. Without humility, the self-knowledge needed to increase in personal holiness is elusive.”
Read 1 Corinthians 2:12-13+ Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual Truths to those who possess the Spirit.