My wife apologized, yet it still really hurts
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Well...everything IS always the husband's fault, even when it isn't. :-)

The more I dwell on fault and whose it is, the less well things tend to go.

This has helped me enormously in my marriage, among other things:


Litany of Humility

Author: Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val y Zulueta



O Jesus, meek and humble of heart,



Hear me.



From the desire of being esteemed,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the desire of being loved,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the desire of being extolled,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the desire of being honored,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the desire of being praised,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the desire of being preferred to others,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the desire of being consulted,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the desire of being approved,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the fear of being humiliated,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the fear of being despised,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the fear of suffering rebukes,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the fear of being calumniated,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the fear of being forgotten,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the fear of being ridiculed,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the fear of being wronged,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



From the fear of being suspected,



Deliver me, O Jesus.



That others may be loved more than I,



Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.



That others may be esteemed more than I,



Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.



That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease,



Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.



That others may be chosen and I set aside,



Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.



That others may be praised and I go unnoticed,



Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.



That others may be preferred to me in everything,



Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.



That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should,



Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

Charity



Charity is patient, is kind; charity does not envy, is not pretentious, is not puffed up, is not ambitious, is not self-seeking, is not provoked; thinks no evil, does not rejoice over wickedness, but rejoices with the truth, bears with all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Cor. 13:4-7).



To have Charity is to love God above all things for Himself and be ready to renounce all created things rather than offend Him by serious sin. ( Matt. 22:36-40)



Cardinal Merry del Val was the Secretary of State to Pope Saint Pius X (1903-1914)
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RE: My wife apologized, yet it still really hurts - by J Michael - 03-01-2021, 02:33 PM



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