Easter seems to take on different importance as I get older. While I still have great joy in the nobility and splendor of a basket of milk chocolate the luster has moved on to constituents of Atonement, Resurrection and Peter pulling knives out on folks. And more lately than ever I think that they beauty of Easter has not been just in recollection of all that Jesus has done but I find myself reflecting more on who I am in relationship to what he has done. One of the things I learn to embrace is that I am not as humble as I’d like to believe I am.
So I am reading a discourse from a Trinity Evangelical Journal Article by Kari Konkola entitled Meek Imperialists: Humility in 17th Century England. I have concluded that first you have to be pretty humble to write 42 pages on the topic (and all the more when the object of the topic is 17th Century England.) But more so I particularly liked her comparison from the 17th century till today where “this virtue has almost totally disappeared from modern Christianity.” I wanted to disagree but I found that her truth was not found far from under my nose.
SO I think this is something worth looking into: Humility as a baseline for who we are supposed to be. And I’m curious if you’d be so humble as to share your thoughts. What is humility? What is it not?
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