This is a guest post by Jane Knuth.
The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.
—Saint Vincent de Paul
Over the past few months I have enjoyed being a guest blogger here on PFO. You have each been a companion on the spiritual journey for me in different ways. Thank you for your responses to my posts, especially when your comments are vigorous—I am learning a lot!
Now I have a request.
As a student of Vincentian spirituality, I read St. Vincent de Paul and Frederic Ozanam frequently. The above quotation is one that puzzles me. I would love to hear your thoughts on what you think St. Vincent means and how this wisdom can be applied.
Jane Knuth is the author of Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25¢ at a Time and the upcoming Thrift Store Graces: Finding God’s Gifts in the Midst of the Mess. She has been volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for the last 15 years.