Humilitas

I’m reading a book by John Dickson titled Humilitas. It’s a book all about, you guessed it, humility. Thankfully, this is one virtue I find easy to exhibit (just kidding!). It was one of the recommended books in a recent issue of Christianity Today. What follows is a quote from the book.  I’m enjoying the book, so I suspect I’ll be quoting it here again.

“My thesis is simple: The most influential and inspiring people are often marked by humility… Humility is the noble choice to forgo your status, deploy your resources or use your influence for the good of others before yourself. More simply, you could say the humble person is marked by a willingness to hold power in service of others.”

My prayer: “Lord, help me to have a humble heart, for your glory and the good of your people.”