I must confess, I haven't understood humility for much of my life. What I have lived out of has been "false humility." My friends at TrueFace describe the humility of Jesus in his washing the disciples feet.
"In John 13 Jesus’s trust in the Father—that is, His being humble—moved Him to wash the disciples’ feet. His humility deeply touched the heart of Peter, who did not initially understand humility and so demonstrated a false humility: “I’m not worthy to have You wash my feet.” False humility emphasizes the unworthiness of a person, which is rooted in shame. It’s never rooted in trust.
Our trust in God never marks us as unworthy because it gives us access to His presence. Nothing can be more worthy than the presence of God. So Peter, in seeing the modeling of Jesus, then learned from Jesus that one day he, Peter, would have this kind of humility, where he would trust God—and in vulnerability, trust himself to others."
Humility is trusting God and others with me.
I love this quote above, again from our friends at TrueFace. In the next blogpost I will talk about how the implications of believing and applying the definition for our marriages. Stay tuned!
Vic and Monique
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