The smallest things become great when we embrace them wholeheartedly. They are
only small in themselves but they are always great when they are accepted in the
spirit of humility.
flow to the sea because it is lower that they are. Humility gives it
have learned that God descends to the humble as waters flow down from the hills
into the valleys, into the river, into the sea; that the beginning of greatness
is to be little; that to increase greatness is to be less, and the perfection of
greatness is to be nothing.
The world’s idea of greatness according to St. Francis de Sales, is to rule but
Christian greatness consists in serving; that the less there is of us, the more
the light shines through; that he/she who stays not in his/her littleness, loses
The habit of
showing humility can begin with small steps. Start by making certain
behaviors a habit and before we know it, we will be demonstrating it
without even knowing it.
I have also learned that pride makes us artificial; humility makes us real;
makes us radiate goodness, mercy, compassion and understanding; we reflect peace
and joy; we echo forgiveness and patience, strength and courage, a helper in
time of need, a comforter in time of sorrow, a healer in time of injury, a
teacher in times of confusion.
Humility gives us the deepest wisdom and the highest truth; the greatest
peace and the grandest love. When we are humble, we are these things and we
enjoy every moment of our lives. Let us always strive to be all as these
Humility puts a hand out to nothing extra, but simply takes what is there.
Whether that be food or clothing or understanding. Sometimes there is a lot
available and sometimes only little. It doesn’t matter. Even when we understand
nothing, we should not worry, for in humility, there is the trust that
everything will come anyway, at the right time.
By Tim Pedrosa
not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor
does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means
freedom from thinking about yourself one way or the other at