“All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted.” 

 Matthew [23:12]


In our successes, there are usually two other forces besides ourselves who have had a hand, God and our neighbor. Our sincere recognition of these two powerful influences is our own personal act of humility. In turn, we tell ourselves this universal truth that while we are credited with success, both externally and internally we recognize we succeeded because of God and our neighbor. A humility that recognizes we accomplish great things through God and with our neighbor. A humility that doesn’t embellish our part, but exalts those who have helped. In this recognition, we create a circle of community that invites both God and our neighbor into our lives.

Points of Reflection

  • What great events in your life involved God and a friend?
  • Why is humility a wonderful character trait?
  • When we pray, how often do we thank God and our friends?

Blessings, until next time,
Bruce L. Hartman

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