delightful humility

 

March 14, Tuesday 2017

 

The greatest among you will be your servant. All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted. –Matthew 23:11-12

We must not think Pride is something God forbids because He is offended at it, or that Humility is something He demands as due to His own dignity- as if God Himself was proud… He wants you to know Him: wants to give you Himself. And He and you are two things of such a kind that if you really get into any kind of touch with Him you will, in fact, be humble- delightedly humble, feeling the infinite relief of having for once got rid of all the silly nonsense about your own dignity which has made you restless and unhappy all your life.

Lord, help me to see the difference between pride and self-respect.