Humility

“It takes courage to be humble.

It is a virtue of truth and justice.”[1]

Humility is the simple truth…

Talk the talk, walk the walk,

Truth abides with justice.

Humility never denies the truth…

we are what we are,

we must do what we must do.

“What we have, we have from God,

beauty, usefulness, desirability

we have all these from God.”[2]

Nothing outdoes humility

not assets, not health, not success…

humility’s legacy is mercy.

Humility abhors hierarchy

and loathes possessions…

humility embraces agreement

“All those who exalt themselves

will be humbled,

and those who humble themselves

will be exalted.”[3]


[1] Father Judge Meditations p67

[2] Ibid.

[3] Luke 18: 14

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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