Today’s Reading: Matthew 11:29
What is humility? Well, humility is not lack of effort to progress. It’s not shyness. Humility is not poverty. It’s quite possible that we meet timid or poor people that are extremely proud. It is also possible to meet a rich man who is humble.
Today, when people are concerned with things like power, prestige and status; humility is ridiculed.
Jesus not only taught humility, but also lived it: being God and Lord, never demanded places of honor, nor sought popular applause or made use of its prerogatives to avoid any kind of aggression, offense or distress. To all and everyone he responded with love and kindness. He even came to wash the feet of his disciples.
Humility is the way that relieves our heavy loads. Humility eliminates our so called self-control, our sense of superiority and self-sufficiency, leading to the feet of Christ to accept his invitation. “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”