The other day, I got to thinking about Humility. I began to ask myself exactly what is it and how does it affect us. I was taught that humility means to make ourselves lower than others in most every situation. “Wrong! This is wrong-minded thinking.” By doing this, the only thing it accomplishes is to lower one’s self-esteem. After looking the word up online from the Urban Dictionary, this is what was said about Humility.
“True humility is to recognize your value and others value. It is to see there is far greater than ourself into who we can become, who others can become, and how much more we can do and be. To be humble is to serve others and be for their good as well as your own. To be humble is to have a realistic appreciation of your great strengths, but also of your weaknesses.”
After reading this, I realized that in order to have true humility, we must be honest with ourselves and recognize that we should not deny the gifts that God has given to each of us. In fact, we should be sharing those gifts with others, so they may benefit from them also. We should also acknowledge our weaknesses and work on improving them. How many of us really take the time to think about this. I am positive that not many of us do.
True humility is right-minded, that is, we see the world and ourselves as God sees us — never making ourselves or others greater or less than we are. We are all “One” in God’s eyes, holding value in its proper place and never devaluing or overvaluing any person, place, or thing including ourselves.
Humility doesn’t say, “See me and see how good I am.” Only the ego will do that. Being humble helps us to realize that we need God’s direction in our lives. The more we come to realize this, the freer our spirit becomes.
For those of you who are about to join us or are thinking about joining, please know that All Faiths Seminary International will strive to teach you to practice humility in life. You will also learn that God speaks to you through all faiths. One thing is for sure, becoming a licensed Interfaith Minister through AFSI, assures that you will be part of changing the world for good, one person at a time and that God is leading you there!
Grow To Be How God Sees You ~ Practice “Humility”! ~
~ Fran Cosentino, AFSI Bursar/Registrar