When pride comes, then comes shame, but with humility comes wisdom. – Proverbs 11, WEB
What is true humility? It is being able to see who we are and who God is. It is acknowledging that we make mistakes, and without God’s grace, we can certainly make bigger ones. It is seeing ourselves in others who lose their way, in those who seem unlovable from the outside, in those who continue to fall no matter how good their intentions were.
Humility is truth and truth is humility. It is not a pretense. It is not a call to devalue oneself or to lose one’s sense of worth. Humility is seeing our true worth in God’s own eyes, and therefore also the worth of others who are created in God’s own image.
Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call “humble” nowadays: he will not be a sort of greasy, swarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is nobody. Probably all you will think about him is that he seems a cheerful, intelligent chap who took a real interest in what you said to him. If you do dislike him it will be because you feel a little envious of anyone who seems to enjoy life so easily. He will not be thinking about humility: he will not be thinking about himself at all. – C.S.Lewis
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