Chapter 7: The value of humility (paragraph 8)
Benedict tells me that Jesus acknowledged his own desires: his ego and his will. But acknowledgement is not the same thing as indulgence or disdain. Acknowledgement leaves room for compassion, and compassion leaves room for growth and transformation. When I am compassionate about my self-centered desires, I leave room for growth. In this growth, my ego can be transformed into a vehicle of service.