Saturday, October 27, 2007

Humility is...

...not the trait of thinking of self as less of worth. Humility is not thinking of self at all, whether good or bad. Humility is thinking of others and seeking their advancement. To think about your condition and try to be humble is pride itself, for it is valuing self above all.
-Michael Pearl


"In lowliness of mind let each of you esteem others better than himself."
Philippians 2:3

16 comments:

Rachel Marie said...

Amen!!!

Rebekah S. said...

Wow! What a thought-provoking quote!! Thank you for sharing it with us!

DUSTYNNE said...

Wow! I really needed to hear that! Thanks, Bethany!

The Marshall Artists said...

Ah, Mr. Pearl makes such excellent points of truth!
We all enjoyed meeting the Wissmanns! Unless we make it out to Nebraska before then, we look forward to seeing you next year!

Allison

P.S. Still working on that inner curl... :)

Snapped-It said...

We also enjoyed meeting you and the rest of your family.
You need to have your brother look at the last picture on my post from tonight. He's the center of attention in the picture. :)

abi said...

I've heard that opinion expressed before, and your post was a great reminder! Much love...I'm missing YOU!

BrittLeigh said...

That is so, soooo true!!! Michael Pearl totally puts it in perspective. Thank you so much for sharing that!!!

I love and miss you lots!!! (((HUGS)))

Stephanie said...

I have never thought about it that way but it is so true.

Just to let you know, I really miss you and your family.

A Canadian said...

That is a great picture Bethany. God has given you a great gift. I never thought of humility in such a way. Micheal Pearl is a really good writer.
P.S.I miss you and your family.:)

Ron Detweiler said...

Hi Bethany that is one awesome post right there great pictures to God truly has given you a talent. keep up the good work for him God Bless Ron

amos said...

Hey,

I enjoyed meeting you and the rest of the family.

God Bless,

Amos

Emily h. said...

Excellent point! Thank you for sharing, Bethany!

Patriot said...

AWESOME quote - thank you for sharin!

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Anonymous said...

Bethany,
Wow! That is so true! What a great reminder. How often we get stuck in the trap of thinking about ourselves.
I love your blog! It's always so neat, and very often thought-provoking. May God bless you and your family. :) D.

Anonymous said...

Bethany,
Wow! That is so true! What a great reminder. How often we get stuck in the trap of thinking about ourselves. I love your blog! It's always so neat, and very often thought-provoking. May God bless you and your family. :) D.

Anonymous said...

Sorry that posted twice. : )