Recently it was shared with me that Christian humility might be misunderstood. For instance, I recently heard a story about a person who experienced humility but the story shared was a story about personal humiliation.

I have not done a word study on the connection between humility and humiliation, I am sure that would be interesting. However, the fact of the matter is, while perhaps connected, humility is not the same as humiliation.

The last time I remember feeling humble is in worship a few months ago. Worship was going on and Reverend Nancy Allen moved down into the community and picked up a baby and read the scripture. The scripture was the story of Jesus calling the children to him. I do not know why I was floored, but I felt the overwhelming power of God move over me in a way that I was moved to tears. I actually had to leave the worship and sit in the back of the sanctuary to not be a distraction during the sermon. I became aware of the fact that there is so much to life that is beyond me, larger than me and yet encompass me. Yes, me.

When was the last time you felt humbled?