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What Is Humility?

Humility, from a Christian perspective, is a fundamental virtue that embodies a modest view of one’s own importance and a selfless regard for others. It’s about recognizing our own limitations and dependence on God, acknowledging that all we have and all we are comes from Him. This perspective encourages us not to think less of ourselves, but to think of ourselves less often, focusing instead on the needs and well-being of others.

In humility, we find a path away from pride and self-centeredness, two aspects that often lead us away from God’s plan for our lives. It invites us to serve others, just as Jesus did, who is the ultimate example of humility. He, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant (Philippians 2:6-7).

Furthermore, humility allows us to receive guidance and correction gracefully. It opens our hearts to God’s teachings and helps us grow in wisdom and understanding. Through humility, we can build stronger, more compassionate communities, reflecting Christ’s love and grace in our everyday interactions. In essence, humility is not about diminishing our value but about realizing the greater purpose and calling we have in God, which surpasses our individual desires and aspirations.

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Jesus' teachings on love, forgiveness, and humility

Jesus’ Teachings on Love, Forgiveness, and Humility

    Jesus’ teachings weren’t just about loving your fellow man, they were about self-reflection and humility. He spoke of forgiveness, non-judgment, recognizing our shared humanity, and identifying our place in a much larger and much more perfect plan.

    The parable of the servant's role: humility and service

    The Parable of The Servant’s Role: Humility and Service

      We are all called to serve, both within our families and our communities. Through humility, we can demonstrate the value of selfless service and learn to use our gifts for the benefit of others. The Parable of the Servant is a reminder of what it means to serve with humility and to put the needs of others first.