Sunday, April 24, 2011


What is humility?

Humility is asserting no personal will, and submitting to the designs of Truth, God.

According to Mary Baker Eddy, "Your mirrored reflection is your own image or likeness. If you lift a weight, your reflection does this also. If you speak, the lips of this likeness move in accord with yours. Now compare man before the mirror to his divine Principle, God. Call the mirror divine Science, and call man the reflection."

What can this metaphor of reflection tell us about humility?

If the original, God, standing before the mirror, declares something powerful and unequivocal like, "I AM THAT I AM" (Ex. 3:14), or " Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away," (Luke 21:33) the image in the mirror is incapable of doing anything else but what the original has done.

God has declared these things. If the original acts with immense power, grace, and self-assurance, the reflection cannot but do the same.

This is humility. God is marvelous, masterful, glorious, unselfish, unhindered. The only thing God lacks is problems. God is successful, fearless, loving, good, moral.

Humility sets aside every human opinion, sense, and accepts without comment, the actions of the original, God.

We are humble because we are so proud of God. And this humility lets us see how incredible, glorious, worthy, and valuable we are.

In the beautiful words of John the Baptist, "He must increase, but I must decrease."

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