“True humility consists in our being satisfied with what is given us.”

Saint Teresa of Avila, The Way of Perfection, Chapter 18

How important is humility? In her penetrating book, the Spanish mystic spells out the most important requisites to “preserve peace, both inward and outward”. “One of these is love for each other; the second, detachment from all created things; the third, true humility, which although I put it last, is the most important of the three and embraces the rest.”