“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 14:11

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said,

“For all who exalt themselves will be humbled,

and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

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– Luke 14:11 (NRSV)

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REFLECTION…

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Humility is so necessary for our salvation

that throughout His life on Earth, Jesus took every opportunity to stress the importance of humility.

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He implored us to be humble.

He preached and taught about humility.

He showed us how to be humble – all the way to the Cross – by doing it all for us.

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QUOTES…

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“True humility is not thinking less of yourself;

it is thinking of yourself less.”

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– C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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“These are the few ways we can practice humility:

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To speak as little as possible of one’s self.

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To mind one’s own business.

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Not to want to manage other people’s affairs.

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To avoid curiosity.

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To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.

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To pass over the mistakes of others.

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To accept insults and injuries.

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To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.

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To be kind and gentle even under provocation.

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Never to stand on one’s dignity.

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To choose always the hardest.”

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– Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Lord Jesus, help me learn from You and help me be more like You,

that I may be blessed and exalted – not by others, but by You. Amen.

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