Thursday, September 6, 2012

Elul 19

“A person’s pride will bring him/her low, but the one who is humble will be raised up.” (Proverbs 29:23)

In our lives, one motion demands another, as my daughter reminds me almost daily: “the wheels on the bus go up and down, up and down, up and down…” This is one of the central messages of the book of Proverbs – understanding that our self-worth is not dependent on our conceit. Rather, it is the balance of humility that comes from within, a sacred response that has the potential to draw us closer to one another, and to God.

Recall a time when you were boastful. Reflecting back, are you able to find that healthy action now that could have moved you toward humility?

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