Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end. – Hebrews 12:2, GNT
Set not your eyes on your righteousness, it will lead you to pride, and soon you will fall. Set not your eyes on your weaknesses, it will lead you to despair, and you will lose hope. For it is not upon ourselves that we should set our gaze upon. It is not upon our works or our many sins.
Consider the Justice of God. All our righteousness shall fall short when we think of His Holiness. What then can we boast about?
On the other hand, consider God’s Mercy. Shall not our sins be washed away as we repent of them sincerely and seek for God’s Compassion?
Set your eyes upon Him alone for in Him is all purity and mercy and truth. He will lift you up from your weakness. He will guard your heart so you won’t fall.
“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” -Saint Augustine
The soul’s true greatness is in loving God and in humbling oneself in His presence, completely forgetting oneself and believing oneself to be nothing; because the Lord is great, but He is well-pleased only with the humble. – St Faustina, Divine Mercy in my Soul