Monday, September 10, 2012


The Fine Line

Christian Post:
People who have pride don't usually think they have it.

It's a weakness we'd rather not own up to, but if we're honest, it's something we have to continually address.

Try to remember the last time you had a critical thought about someone.
OK - I need to pick a nit here. Thinking "critically" about someone is not bad, nor is it necessarily about a lack of humility. Thinking "uncharitably" about someone does indicate a lack of humility. Critical thinking is analysis, uncharitable thinking is "I'm better than you." Fine line, but important distinction.

Teaching requires that we think critically about people. However, if you think everyone is your student - there's a humility issue.

After picking that nit, I will close with the 10 characteristics of humility offered in the piece - they're good:
  1. Humble people ask for help.
  2. Humble people give credit where credit is due.
  3. The humble are quick to forgive and difficult to offend.
  4. The humble person is patient and long-suffering.
  5. The humble are peace lovers.
  6. Humble people live to serve.
  7. A humble person is thankful.
  8. The humble person has a tender conscience.
  9. The humble person admits their weaknesses.
  10. The humble receive correction from God.

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