Humility- Christ’s Crown of Glory

The greatest encouragement Christ can confer to us is his humility. He was the Son of God but when he walked on the Earth, he acted like a simple and humble human being. He never showed of. St. Paul says,

” let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who thought he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness, and being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death-even death on a cross.” (Philippians-2;5-8)

What do we normally find in the world. Those who have power ( authority) use it to exploit others. Power corrupts man. In Jesus we find a good witness how to use power properly. Power should lead one to humility and obedience. The result of such a behaviour, is vivid  as St. Paul continues, ” Therefore, God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven  and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Do everything without murmuring and arguing. That’s a sign of humility. Be the innocent children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. Consequently one can boast on the day of Christ that he/she did not run in vain or labour in vain. A good life has its own reward!


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