Angels Into Devils, Men Into Angels

“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” ― Saint Augustine

Another great dividend we may expect from confiding our defects to another human being is humility — a word often misunderstood. . . . it amounts to a clear recognition of what and who we really are, followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be. — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 58

As an aside, when I was growing up and dreamed or thought of angels, I never envisioned a male angel. They were always women or girls. Wonder why that was?

Humility is a misunderstood word according to the twelve steps. That may be true but we know it when we see it and personally I think it is a trait we should all seek to learn and practice. We definitely could use a large dose of it in DC these days.

It is always good to remember the words of Micah every day and on every occasion: “O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” — Micah 6:8


About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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