Deepening humility is the core spiritual practice for disciples of Jesus. Humility must be cultivated so that the soul can grow strong. All our exploration, all our awareness—of ourselves and of God—will come to naught if it does not lead us to humility. Properly tilled and constantly fertilized through awareness, this now-rich soil of humility fills the circle of your awareness, allowing roots to grow. The roots that grow in this humble soil also have a name—love.
—Christopher Maricle, Deeply Rooted: Knowing Self, Growing in God (Upper Room Books, 2016)
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Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love.
—Ephesians 4:2 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
God, give me the humility to know that I am a growing work in progress. Give me grace and understanding to see the growth in those around me. Amen.
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God is weaving a tapestry of love and redemption for all the world, and each person’s story is part of that tapestry. God Was with Me All Along by Mary Lou Redding guides you to look at your life and reflect on how God has been present in all its ups and downs. Learn more here.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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