Tuesday’s Post titled “Our Weaknesses Give Us Humility” had quite a bit of feedback, so I thought we might think about it some more.
A lot of people define humility as an awareness of one’s defects or that the recognition of our imperfections is in fact being humble.
But to center being humble around self is the opposite of humility. Our attempts at humility should be centered around others.
Perhaps, I should offer an example: We recognize a weakness, we ask God to aid us in not only the recognition of the weakness but also to aid us in turning the weakness to a strength, but to what end?
If the end is all about self, then we are going around in circles. We are called to pray for ourselves in reference to aiding others, to helping another person.
By asking God to help us in order to aid another, we take the self out of the equation, and in fact make both our strengths and weaknesses sacred.
Confused? Good! It’s all in the conversation you bring to God. He will lead you to the answer.