Humility is…

…filled with power to bring forth life.  The word itself comes from the Latin humus, which means fertile ground.  “Humility,” writes Anthony Bloom, “is the situation of the earth.”  In one sense humility is nothing more than staying close to the earth.  The earth Bloom reminds us, is always with us, always taken for granted, always walked on by everyone. It is the place where we dump our garbage.”

“It is there” continues Bloom, “silent and accepting everything and in a miraculous way making out of all the refuse new richness…transforming corruption itself into a power of life and a new possibility of creativeness, open to sunshine, open to the rain, ready to receive any seed we sow and capable of bringing thirtyfold, sixtyfold, a hundredfold out of every seed.”  Such is the power of humility.

Richard Foster in Prayer- 10th Anniversary:  Finding the Hearts True Home