Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sabbath Sounds


photo by Del Parson

It was about 2 months ago now that someone in my ward gave a talk. It really hit me what he had said, and I will quote him as best as I can remember, "Humility is not measured by the pains we endure from our trials, but it is measured by our relationship to our Heavenly Father."

I was really stunned by this, but it only made perfect sense. Why didn't I see this before?

All this time I thought, as I've learned my entire life, that being humble meant having no pride as to worldly things (materialistic stuff, social standing, etc.). defines it as
"the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc."

These are its lowliness, meekness, submissiveness.

I feel as if my eyes have been opened. When I think of humility in reference to the Lord, I will no longer think of the woes of my life, but the strength of relation between me and Heavenly Father.

PS--If you guessed Michelle Teacress for Friday, you're right!


  1. I've never thought of humility like that either. I can see how it would be created in that manner, though. =]

  2. Hi Laura! Interesting angle, isn't it?

  3. Have you ever read "Pain is Inevitable, Misery is Optional"? I would highly recommend it. Hyrum W. Smith talks about humility similarly. He (through an experience with a friend)defines humility as :a realization of our total dependence on God". If we are depending on Him, then we truly are humble. Very cool post!

  4. Hi Nisa! Wow, thank you! I didn't know about that book. I'd have to add it to my library!! :D


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