“Humility”

Is there something so great and so impressive in me that I could boast in Christ?  Comparing myself and my achievements to what Christ has done for mankind, I am just a pinch of sand.  But, what is so impressive about Him is that despite the greatness of His works he humbled Himself.  Reflecting upon His works and deeds, I admit that I can’t understand what Christ wants to tell me about humility because there are some points in his works and deeds that somehow disagrees in my perspective.  But allowing it to speak on my own perspective, I realize that Humility doesn’t depend upon my perspective.  Humility is the perspective of Christ.

Reflecting upon His works and deeds, Christ is inviting me and challenging me to abide on His perspective. I admit it is hard to be humble like Christ because I cannot deny that I have the tendency of boasting my achievements, success, fame and goodness in life.  However, despite the difficulties of abiding my perspective in Christ’s perspective, Christ assures that if I will just do my very best to lay down my own perspective of humility with him, to abide in His humility, is not a burdensome.  Practicing Christ’s humility is not a one-night practice but a lifetime assignment and exercise.

After being inspired and challenged by Christ’s works and deeds, I remember what St. Paul said in his second letter to the Corinthians; “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that how my weaknesses.”  This is so far my answer to my question that I have on my mind on how I will start practicing Christ’s humility in life.  I have just thought that nothing compares to the greatness of Christ’s humility that even if He is so great, He humbled Himself.  From this I realized, we cannot humble ourselves without Christ for he is the clearest description or definition of the word “Humility.”  Without Christ, humility cannot be defined or be described itself.

4 thoughts on ““Humility”

  1. I have been pondering the subject of humility lately. In some ways it is easy for we women to think we are humble, because we have more of a tendency to serve others. But the moment we think we are humble is when we prove we are not, and it can, although not necessarily, reveal our motivation for serving. Is it truly to serve others out of love, or is it primarily to increase our own righteousness through good works and so others will see us?

    Another thing I realized is because pride is the opposite of humility, and not only does pride cause us to boast in and bring glory to ourselves, it also opposes God and says, “I think my way is better than God’s.” Both James and Peter wrote that God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. It’s not a matter of chasing after humility as if it was another badge of honor, but like you said, it is abiding in Christ’s humility and following His example of giving up His glory to humbly love and serve. Thank you so much for posting this.

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