Make Us Humble

Humility is a hard word for us
with all our accomplishments
with all our goals
with our false sense of superiority

We would certainly have others believe we are humble
so they can think more highly of us
thus even in our humility
we show ourselves to be too proud

There is no room for humility in our lives
filled as they are with other things

But then…
we read about the humility of Christ:
not usurping authority…emptying himself…
taking the form of a servant…humbling himself…
becoming obedient…unto death…even on a cross

We marvel at such humility
and we think of how we could use the power
that comes from being the son of God

Yet again, our pride is misplaced
and we miss the point of Christ’s example

Make us humble, God, whatever it takes
so that we may only be proud in you

We pray in the name of your humility enfleshed

Published in: on November 8, 2007 at 3:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

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