Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The Advent of Humility
"Humility is so shy. If you begin talking about it, it leaves." Interesting CT article on Christ's humility, an often overlooked, or undermentioned, character trait of our Savior.
"Humility is crucial for Christians. We can only receive Christ through meekness and humility (Matt. 5:3, 5; 18:3-4). Jesus humbled himself and was exalted by God (Phil. 2:8-9); therefore joy and power through humility is the very dynamic of the Christian life (Luke 14:11; 18:14; 1 Pet. 5:5)."
We tend to forget that Christ was truly humble in all ways; from allowing himself (the Creator of the Universe) to be born naked and helpless in a smelly cave, through all His work on Earth(always praising the Father who sent Him), then death on a cross while my sins cried out "crucify". We Catholics are so blessed in that we witness that humility in the Eucharist, that Christ would make himself so small as to become "our daily bread".