On Humility and Distress

St. Maximus the Confessor ca. 580-662

Humility and distress free man from every sin, the former by cutting out the passions of the soul, the latter those of the body. The blessed David shows that he did this in one of his prayers to God, “Look upon my humility and my trouble and forgive all my sins.” (Ps. 24:18) (The Four Hundred Chapters on Love: First Century 76)