But how shall a man find grace with God? How else, except by lowliness of mind? For God, says one,

resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble (James 4:6)

and, Psalm 51 – the sacrifice of God is a broken spirit, and a heart that is brought low God will not despise.” For if with men humility is so lovely, much more with God.

Saint John Chrysostom – Homliy on 1 Corinthians