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Matthew 23:12. All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted.
Humility is in short supply these days. We Christians love to point out the sins of others, and we convince ourselves that “those people” have much to learn from us. Depending on our own perspective, the “those people” varies. You can see this among politicians, church folk, and especially television talking heads.
Then I come to an unconformable realization. In my own life, I too often solve the problems of others, imagining how much better things would be if only they did things my way. Not very humble, really, is it?
I wonder what our world would be like if we began with our own lives and our own hearts. If I want something to change, I will try to begin in my own life. If I think there is too much strife, I will try to make peace in myself. If I think there is not enough generosity, I will try to be extravagant. If I think there is too much talking, I will try to listen. Christ-like humility begins in us.