The Psalmist declared, ‘Taste and see that the Lord is good!’ When we get the taste of humility, we suddenly discover the spring of life. We realize the freedom from performance, attainment and prestige as the source of our worth. (By the way, many humble people attain and receive great accolades…but they don’t care! Those aren’t the source of meaning, they are a byproduct of meaning!”
As we gather as a community, how might we engage with one another? In 1 Peter, the community is admonished to live a certain way as the people of God. It says,
“And everyone, clothe yourselves with humility toward each other. God stands against the proud, but he gives favor to the humble.”
I think it would be fascinating if we clothed ourselves with humility! What does that mean? Simply put, we take off the masks that we hide behind. We be ourselves. We extend our aloha to the other, not based on who they are but simply, because they are our brother or sister.
My hope is that, the way of humility inspires us to be fully present to God and one another. To live as a community of humility, it is the process of not thinking more highly of self over others, but others over self. How will this happen? One person doing it at a time and inspiring others through their example. You can do it!