There are plenty of topics that fill the pages of God’s word and characterize Jesus’s life that we just don’t like to talk about. Humility is probably one of those things.
I, personally, vastly prefer to talk about being great or influential or powerful. But I’ve been learning that the path to all of those amazing things runs through humility.
When we look at the life of Jesus, we see that he consistently humbled himself even though he was and is God. Though it’s uncomfortable and goes against our human nature, humility is a beautiful way of life.
What do you think about humility?
What does “being humble” mean to you?
I’m writing this post in the middle of a bustling coffee shop. There’s a group of people to my right who are discussing how humility is a rare commodity today. They are amazed that people just can’t talk with each other anymore because we’re so focused on talking that we are no longer very good at listening. Our preconceived notions and our partisan politics have reduced our communication from thoughtful conversations to shouting matches. But while listening to them I realized that they are priding themselves on their humility.
How often do we do that? We think that we’re so humble that we just have to say something about the pride of another. Or, maybe the more likely scenario, we see someone who is full of bravado and pride, and think to ourselves “at least I’m not like them”.
Humility is the antithesis of pride, yes, but I think that…
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