Oh the irony!!!! While perusing our church’s small library, I was asked if I was looking for a specific subject; I held my breath for a second; hmmm……how best to answer this? Well, yes, I’m looking for a book on “Humility.”
Touchy subject, isn’t it? For some, they may feel “right” or “deserving” of something or someone. Others might feel that pride is what we’ve been taught at home; “take pride in what you are doing,” etc.
Mother Teresa would say that humility is climbing a ladder.
- Do not speak of yourself
- Mind your own business
- Do not manage the affairs of others
- Avoid curiosity
- Accept contradictions and corrections cheerfully
- Pass over the mistakes of others
- Accept insult and injury
- To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked
- To be kind and gentle, even under provocation
- Do not stand on your dignity
- To choose “always the hardest”
Wise and perhaps sorrowful woman at times? How could she have walked this path that is so foreign to most of us. She began as a human being-same as us. She just took the vow to follow Jesus at any cost, as a complete promise. Complete.
Is (learning) to become humble, an easier “New Year’s resolution” than dieting or some other life change? Here’s to those who are willing to share in the experiment with me!