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... making certain values paramount in the way you walk through life. In some ways, it makes reaching decisions much easier. The term " my pride would not allow me to do that " talks to us of this understanding.
When seen in this positive sense, it also should tell us to be mindful of all the gifts we have been blessed with to be able to create and learn from our actions. When we fully recognize this and accept our blessings with humility., gratitude seems a more appropriate choice than pride.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and taking less than you need" Kahlil Gibran(more)
...the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast." -Ephesians 2:8,9
Words to PonderCatholics think of Lent, they think of ascetic fasting and heroic acts of the saints but God has finally gotten through to me. I cannot earn His love or Presence. He must do everything in me. This is true humility. Pride entices me to work harder, pray more, fast religiously and perform heroic acts of virtue. Humility accepts that only God can save me and other people. It is my job simply to surrender in prayer and give Him permission to flow through me how ever and when ever He wants. (more)
This season we contemplate the nativity scene and the image of Mary holding the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords in her arms as a tiny, vulnerable infant.
We should be shocked at the extent of His humility when He came to live among as us a man, beginning His time on earth as a baby in a barn, surrounded by animals. Mary, as the mother of God, revealed a mother's love as she nursed and cared for Jesus. He was completely dependent on this girl to meet all of His needs. Actually He willingly placed His life in the hands of a thirteen to fifteen-year old kid. Perhaps Jesus's trust was... (more)
...West cannot judge the passing of the “Dear Leader” without Cold War Western eyes, any more than we can the rise of Iranian power. We must necessarily judge the unseating of Mubarak from our own small and idiosyncratic needs.
All this is human and inevitable, but what is lacking is humility and doubt. Various forums and presses are filled with analysis and opinion regarding the meaning and significance of the world’s upheavals, and the whole thing reeks of arrogance. There are an infinite number of ways one can approach and interpret events much simpler than the so-called Arab ... (more)
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