Monday, January 2, 2017

Humble and Kind

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Sts. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, two who were known for being a bishop and doctor of the Church.  These men were friends and grew to love and serve God.  Both were known for their humility.  Humility can be tricky to navigate. To live humbly means to live gratefully within one’s means. It also means that we recognize what our God given gifts are, and are not. 
The song Always Be Humble and King came to mind as I prayed today.  Perhaps as we begin a new year it is a good time to recall the message of this song and the call of our God to find our true selves.  The refrain is: 
Hold the door say please say thank you don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie I know you got mountains to climb but always stay humble and kind.  When the dreams you're dreamin' come to you, when the work you put in is realized.  Let yourself feel the pride but always stay humble and kind…
Let us be humble enough to accept our calling, and courageous enough to bless others whose gifts are different from our own.
Pat Schifini, OSU

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