Proud of My Humility?

September 16, 2009 at 1:49 am (Food for Thought) (, , , , )


Chew on this…

“The degree of humility is to be judged of by the degree of abasement, and the degree of the cause for abasement: but he that is truly and eminently humble never thinks his humility great. The cause why he should be abased appears so great, and the abasement of the frame of his heart so greatly short of it, that he takes much more notice of his pride than his humility.” ~Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections, 1746

…and tell us what you think.


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  1. Anna Belle Thornton said,

    “Humility, the fairest, loveliest flower
    That grew in Paradise; and the first that died,
    Has rarely flourished since on mortal soil.
    It is so frail, so delicate a thing;
    ‘Tis gone, if it but look upon itself;
    And they who venture to believe it theirs
    Prove by that single thought they have it not.”
    ~~Tryon Edwards

  2. Miss Jocelyn said,

    This post was featured in Challenging Femininity premeri issue, you can find it here: in the Bosom Friends column.

  3. Gleanings & Tidbits # 12 | A Sweet Fragrance said,

    […] 3. Are you proud of your humility? […]

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