Thursday, June 10, 2010

Truly Humble

To even get near [humility], even for a moment, is like a drink of cold
water to a man in a desert.

Do not imagine that if you meet a really
humble man he will be what most people call “humble” nowadays: he will not be a
sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is

Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a
cheerful, intelligent chap who took a real interest in what you said to him.

If you do dislike him it will be because you feel a little envious of
anyone who seems to enjoy life so easily. He will not be thinking about
humility: he will not be thinking about himself at all.

Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis (section on “The Great Sin")

(thanks to Justin Taylor @ "Between Two Worlds" for posting this quote)

1 comment: said...

Katie, such a lovely post from Will's celebration. You all did a L.O.V.E.L.Y. work in making it a place of beauty. Thanks for taking the time to record it all. It was fun going back and remembering the night. Praying for you in these final weeks. May you be rested and ready, may God direct the moment to moment delivery, may your heart be infused with peace. Much love, Auntie pam.