RCL: Humility

RevGalBlogPals | 10/22/2019 | Staff
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So many texts to choose from this week! Even more if you observe Reformation Sunday. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what holds all the texts together. This week I see a very clear thread of humility. In one way or another each of these texts reminds us that God is God and we are not. This is good news. We don’t need to be God. We don’t need to be perfect. We need to be humble enough to recognize our true value and take our place in the universe so that God’s glory may shine through us.

Henri Nouwen wrote, “Often we are made to believe that self-deprecation is a virtue, called humility. But humility is in reality the opposite of self-deprecation. It is the grateful recognition that we are precious in God’s eyes and that all we are is pure gift.” Humility teaches us to accept God’s perception of us (and the whole of Creation) rather than be fooled...
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