It would seem that, as we might seek
to enhance our inner character or enrich
the lives of others, there is on area in which
most persons of good will paradoxically, and
ironically, take great pride in, and that's in
the area of...humility.
"Humility," wrote Andrew Murray, "is perfect
quietness of heart. It is to have no trouble.
It is never to be fretted, or vexed, or irritated,
or sore, or disappointed. It is to expect nothing,
to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel
nothing done against me."
"It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, or
when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a
blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and
shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret,
and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness,
when all around and above is trouble."
Perhaps we should we adopt or accept this definition
of humility, then our road toward humility would appear
to be a long one.
It's comforting to know that we do not travel the road alone.