Thursday, 17 March 2011

Lent teaches us ... humility

Waymarker in the Labyrinth at Launde Abbey, Leicestershire

Two similar but very different words are "humble" and "humility".
To be humble strikes of Dickens and Uriah Heap who claimed to be "very 'umble", but was actually very proud of his humbleness.
Humility is altogether different, being about acceptance not pride. It is about giving of ourselves, being prepared not always to be right, accepting God's will for our lives, allowing him to take control and giving him the glory. This is what Jesus did during his time in the wilderness, and it seems to me that it is a worthwhile way of living for us to work towards during Lent.

1 comment:

  1. NB.
    How good to live in a country where these plaques are allowed to be placed, many in public spaces. I have seen one in Pickering, on the wall of our own paddling Pool, on Scarborough Lighthouse and dozens in Israel. MB is short for Mother Basilea (Schlink), who co-founded the Evangelical sisterhood of Mary in Darmstadt and died exactly 10yrs ago. She is known for her work of reconciliation between Jews and Germans.



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