Lent 2019 – The Meaning of Discipleship 03/20/2019

Matthew 5:5, “Happy are people who are humble, because they will inherit the earth.”

Juan Huertas, the writer of the “Sanctuary for Lent” pamphlet that I am reading and using as a guide for my blog throughout Lent is calling attention to the word, humility today. He shares that humility for him is being rooted, about reality and recognition that he is human.

What about you? What is humility to you?

I posted a blog entry in June 2018 and I shared some of my thoughts about the subject of humility. In that post I describe my best friend and the best adjective I have to describe her is “humble”, she has taught me more about humility through her character than I could ever have learned from a book. She’s a blessing! She encourages me through actions and thought-provoking questions. She doesn’t provide answers to my questions, she encourages me to search. She is truthful, trustworthy and honest, she is patient, kind and thoughtful. She is intentional in all her actions and her words. She is respectful and sincere. She would caution me to tell you that she is human and makes mistakes just like everyone else, she is not perfect. After all, we are all human! Her anchor verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 and she has a thirst for knowledge; giving and receiving it. We are all human and children of God!

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Humility comes from the Latin word humilis, which literally mean low.

Humility is someone who spends his life taking care of others. low.

Humility is the quality of being humble.

Humility for many people is a key virtue and a cornerstone to the foundation of the Christian life. Our world and many cultures coerce us into the false belief that we are self-made that leads us to develop self-centeredness, egotistical attitudes and vulgar conceit. All of this culminating to the delusion that we are in control of our own destinies. Genuine humility recognizes that we are created beings, we have responsibilities and that our actions have consequences. This season of Lent reminds us that life consists of humility, community and difficulties. Just as we read yesterday, grief and loss are part of the life experience. C. S. Lewis reminded us that God was upfront and honest about in his book, “A Grief Observed,” stating, “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn,’ and I accept it. I’ve got nothing that I hadn’t bargained for.”

Matthew 5:4, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

As we continue on our Lenten journey I encourage you to embrace “Christlikeness” and embody “Humility.”

God alone creates out of nothingness. All good things comes from the Father, and our fellowship with one another, not things offers life abundant.

I found this song by Rend Collective and it touched my heart like a prayer, I hope you find it comforting and encouraging today.

Breath Prayer: Loving God,…keep me rooted.

~Peace~

References:

The Sanctuary For Lent by Juan Huertas and Abingdon Press https://www.abingdonpress.com/catalog/search?term=The+Sanctuary+for+Lent

https://charlotteannrobinson.com/2018/06/16/best-friend/

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/humility

https://www.biblegateway.com

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