True humility rises from a right assessment of one’s self, an assessment that is without exaggerated approval or exaggerated disdain. A truly humble person sees herself as one small creature in God’s wide world—a child of God and made in the image of God, but also fallible and weak, in constant need of God’s mercy and help.
-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE
The Gift of Humility
We can cultivate this gift, not by focusing on ourselves but rather on others, in the dignity we bestow on them. Make space for others in your heart as God makes space for you. Practice hesitation, a posture of holy listening to others’ lives.