“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others” (Phil. 2:3-4)
We all strive to be like Jesus, understanding, loving, forgiving, helpful, and humble. In our own way, we have learned how to listen to others and put ourselves in the shoes of others (understanding). Even thought it is difficult at times, we have learned to love ourselves (still working on that one), family, and our neighbors (where ever they may be). We help others when they need a hand up or are having a hard time getting through a rough patch, but, in one way or another, humility escapes us.
Some of us think of humility as lowering ourselves to the standards of others, or being a little less respectable. Humility, in my opinion, is not looking down on others because they do not have what you have. It is the act of giving, helping, or listening to someone without expecting anything in return. It’s that random act of kindness that makes someone’s day. It is the act of of aiding someone “just because”, not because you were asked. After all, Jesus did not lower himself to others. He never thought he was better than anyone in the first place.
In this day and age where there are people who act homeless and aren’t, it’s hard to know when to be humble and help someone and when to move on. It is hard to aid someone and not expect a thank you or a favor in return, but Jesus didn’t ask for rewards or favors. He helped, comforted, and taught those that wanted to learn without asking for recompense.
Do you practice Humility?
Until Next time, God Bless