Monday, January 24, 2005
Humble pie
From Habits of the Mind by James Sire:

The paradox of humility is that the more one strives to be humble, the less one succeeds. So how is humility acquired? Listening to your friends respond honestly to your best thoughts is a relatively easy if painful way. But rereading the Sermon on the Mount is even better, if more devastating. Can you do so and remain proud? Immersion in Scripture, meditation on the mind and life of Jesus, active participation in a specific community of faith: these are the best ways to humility (124).

posted by Peter at 2:18 PM
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