At Mass, we were reminded of an excellent quote by C.S. Lewis:
True humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.
In that quote, lies an important distinction for us Catholics.
God created us in His image - and gave us the gifts and tools we need to carry out His mission for us. Therefore it is probably not a great idea to think less of what God created! Besides that, sometimes this version of "humility" is forced and not genuine.
Rather, true humility is spending more time thinking about God, and others, than ourselves. This will lead us to more appropriate actions, like generosity of talent and means, as well as servitude.
God Bless you.
Good point, Michael.
I suppose true humility is when we pray for others more than we pray for ourselves. Even a short, a few seconds, prayer is enough.
God bless you. (Praying for you).
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