H is for . . .

HUMILITY

A roundabout way to define humility would be saying it’s like raising an immense flag that brazenly states: I don’t know.

There’s so much I don’t know. About me. My faith. God. Jesus. Microbiology. What hibernation for a bear really means. Frankly, if ignorance is bliss I’m a slap-happy guy. And on the days I truly, faithfully remember that, I can claim humility.

When I worked as a hospice chaplain I remember the comment one of our social workers frequently made before visiting a patient: I wonder what I’ll learn today? Let me add that question to my humble flag.

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