Let me have too deep a sense of humor ever to be proud.
Let me know my absurdity before I act absurdly.
Let me realize that when I am humble I am most human,
and most worthy of your serious consideration.
—Daniel A. Lord, SJ, in Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits
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Humility is empowering and enriching. It’s a perfect platform to enjoy peace of mind and body.
Just as all inanimate things have a tendency to fall down due to gravity, human tendency is to seek evil, if not detracted by God’s grace. Nothing good can come out of this bodily Nazareth This realization makes me to be humble
Practicing Humility is difficult in this day and age, however, I recently read a definition of humility, (author unknown) that helps me understand and how to apply humility on a daily basis The quote is; “Humility is Strength Under Control” and when I remember to combine that quote with “EGO, Exalt God Only”- Phil Hodges It helps.
to listen, listen listen
My brain says “please, shh.”
Be humble my brain, my heart
I judge, I fail.
His large, strong, nail marked feet
Cling to them and pray
Humble me,Oh Lord
But just enough, not too much
For I am afraid
To let go of me
And to become only you
But why, but why, why?
Humility and gratitude are so interconnected and are at the centre of our faith if we are to be one with Christ.
Humility, so hard to achieve in this day and age. Where we are taught to
excel and be better than the next person. God, give me this grace.