Tuesday, May 5, 2009

9-12 Project: Humility

Week 5 - Humility
Highlighting the 12 Values from Glenn Beck's 9-12 Project

Humility...is the opposite of Pride. And in my personal opinion, pride, the lack of humility, is partially to blame for the chaos, uneasiness, and disorder that is weighing on families, communities and even our nation.

To have humility we must stop comparing ourselves to others. It's absolutely impossible to be humble while putting oneself above others.

I was always taught that humility and faith go hand-in-hand. True humility comes from recognizing where our gifts, talents, and attributes come from. It's understanding and accepting that we are dependent on our Savior. Humility is not a characteristic of weakness or vulnerability or even fear. Humility is a sign of strength and character...an acceptance of God and his son, Jesus Christ. To be humble in this world, today, shows courage and strength.

"Pride leads to every other vice.... Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man. We say that people are proud of being rich, or clever, or good-looking, but they are not. They are proud of being richer, cleverer, or better-looking than others. If every one else became equally rich, or clever, or good-looking there would be nothing to be proud about. It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition has gone, pride has gone"

-C.S. Lewis


Muthering Heights said...

Amen! And it seems that pride is one thing that EVERYONE struggles with, in one way or another!

God, My Savior Forever! said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I really needed to read this today. Sometimes...satan tries to lie to us and tell us that our non-Christian friends are having so much fun out there and that our godly life is boring. That is a complete lie from satan though because we have abundant life in Christ and we are blessed when we serve God! There's freedom in Christ. For a second there satan tries to fool me BUT God fights him off!!!! I want to be humble! It's easy to have pride but it takes a strong person to be humble!!! Your posts has blessed my life today..thank you!

xoxoxo Susan