...I got the bright idea that God is still teaching me about humility! Quite often, I give myself a lot of undue credit. Why is it that I think that I am the only kind person in the world? I have to be honest by confessing that the reason I was so taken aback at these strangers’ kind gestures is because I thought that these types of people did not exist any more.
A pedestal, built by & for me, displays my non-humble attitude. In my thinking, of course I would do whatever I was able to do to help someone else. However, I also thought that other people do not do good things anymore. I, shamefully, have exalted myself by only choosing to see myself and not others.
What I hope that I have learned, (I have a tendency to claim that I’ve learned my lesson, only to find that God says I haven’t, therefore, I encounter a similar situation again & questioning, “WHY, LORD, WHAT NOW?”), is that just because a person does not worship at the same building as I do, does not mean that they are not kind. I also hope to have learned that I am not the only person in this world who would do something and not expect anything back! Larie is not the only person who delights in helping other people on earth!
My friends pray that I retain these examples and not lift myself up anymore. Pray, cherished friends that I have learned.
...“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:7-14 NIV
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