“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
From childhood forth, we have been encouraged to compete against our peers for the approval of the world; by making good grades, or participating in sports, maybe then getting into the right college, so we can make a lot of money, get the big house, then the bigger house, and on it goes. Humility may not be fashionable these days, if it ever was. Can we shake off our cultural blinders, and recognize that we are called to serve those who before were merely in our way?
JESUS, SUFFERING SERVANT, YOU CLOTHED YOURSELF IN FLESH TO CARRY THE CROSS FOR MY SIN. CLOTHE ME IN HUMILITY, SO THAT I MIGHT COME NEARER TO YOU. BRING ME GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT MEANS TO FOLLOW YOUR WAY, PUTTING YOU FIRST IN ALL THINGS, MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS SECOND, AND MY OWN NEEDS LAST. AMEN.
-Shared by Rose Anne Knight