“Humility is the mother of all virtues… It is in being humble that our love becomes real, devoted and ardent. If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed you will not be discouraged. If they call you a saint you will not put yourself on a pedestal.”- Mother Teresa
To be truly humble is to be honest with oneself, not puffed up with pride, but not lacking in self-worth either. For humility is not found when we look down on ourselves nor when when we put ourselves above others. It is found when our spiritual eyes are clear and we are able to see who we truly are.
We can only find ourselves in God. In His eyes, we see our lowliness, but we also see our dignity as His children. We see how we fail, but we also see Someone who believes in us enough that we can rise again after each fall.
Humility comes from love, and is sealed in gratitude. When the heart is grateful for God’s infinite love for us, we don’t need to look anywhere else for security. We know that we are valued and loved.
When pride comes, then comes shame,
but with humility comes wisdom.
-Proverbs 11:2, WEB