Tuesday, April 5, 2011


to reduce arrogance and self-dependence

It is almost impossible to be lifted up in pride when our hearts are filled with charity. "No one can assist in this work except he shall be humble and full of love." When we see the world around us through the lens of the pure love of Christ, we begin to understand humility.

Some suppose that humility is about beating ourselves us. Humility does not mean convincing ourselves that we are worthless, meaningless, or of little value. Nor does it mean denying or withholding the talents God has given us. We don't discover humility by thinking less of ourselves; we discover humility by thinking less about ourselves. It comes as we go about our work with an attitude of serving God and our fellowman.

Humility directs our attention and love toward others and to Heavenly Father's purposes.
--President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Pride and the Priesthood

We discover humility as we strive to live our lives, not for and about ourselves, but for and about others; for and about the Lord. Humility is to recognize His hand in all things. It is to gratefully recognize His hand. Humility is turning our lives over to Him, allowing ourselves to become instruments in His hands. Humility is recognizing that the Lord is in charge, and it is trusting in Him. 

Humility is recognizing that we are our greatest, not on our own, but in companionship with the Lord.

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