"I have met two classes
of Christians; the proud who imagine they are humble, and the humble who
are afraid they are proud! There should be another class: the self-forgetful
men and women who leave the whole thing in the hands of Christ and refuse
to waste any time trying to make themselves good. They will reach the
goal far ahead of the rest. The truly humble person does not expect to
find virtue in himself, and when he finds none he is not disappointed.
He knows that any good deed he may do is the result of God's working within
him. When this belief becomes so much a part of any man or woman that
it operates as a kind of unconscious reflex, he or she is released from
the burden of trying to live up to the opinion they hold of themselves.
They can relax and count upon the Holy Spirit to fulfill the moral law
within them. Let us never forget that the promises of God are made to
the humble: the proud man by his pride forfeits every blessing promised
to the lowly heart, and from the hand of God he need expect only justice!"
Compiled by Thomas George