“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,
but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
There are many misconceptions about humility.
One might say that it is thinking oneself
more inferior than others.
But I think humility is knowing the truth
knowing one's place in the world.
Seeing ourselves through the eyes of God,
Knowing that we need Him.
If we are talented, beautiful, intelligent, creative,
we should know it and be grateful.
We should be confident in our abilities,
knowing that God in His goodness
has given us our talents for a purpose-
to bless us and more so, to bless others!
BUT we should always always know that
we are NOT better or superior to others.
Rabbi Israel Salanter said,
“I know that I have the mental capacity
of a thousand men,
but because of that, my obligation
is also that of a thousand men.”
This is a perfect example of Luke 12:48-
"To whom much is given,
much is required."