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The Greatest and the Humble

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 Matthew 18 4
Whoever then humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven

I saw a post on Facebook the other day that made me stop and think. Why is it that some people think that their position in life makes them better than anyone else? By society’s measure, people with better education, wealth, or status, get better opportunities. Is there anything wrong with that? Absolutely, not. What is wrong, is how they may act, what they may do, and does their education, wealth or status makes them feel that everyone else is beneath them. Unfortunately, there are people that are like this. So, I ask, how is it that some people are full of themselves, while others humbly go along? The answer lies within each one.

THE GREATEST

  •  HOW THEY ACT

It is unfortunate, but some feel that it is ok to humiliate, stump on, or belittle others, just because they may not be at their level. They act selfishly, proudly and without remorse. They reason their actions as just and right. These are the kind of people that we will never hear them say they are sorry. No, we will not. In their eyes, they are never wrong

  •  WHAT THEY MAY DO

Has someone ever put you down? Maybe, they have, or maybe, they have not. However, it happens every day. We all are human, but we are all different. Does wealth, status, or better education give them a right to put others down? Shouldn’t they know that not everyone had the same opportunities in life? Others may not be as wealthy, may not have status, or may not be as educated, but it does not mean they are not worthy of respect.

  •  THEY FEEL EVERYONE IS BENEATH THEM

It is a shame that there are people that feel above the world. They act it, live it, and breathe it. These people can be spotted miles away. They go around life dismissing others as inferiors. It is heartbreaking when a person is made to feel beneath others. These are the kind of people, who think that everyone needs to come to them. It would be beneath them to go to others. They are stuck so high in their own pedestal that all they can see is themselves. What a pity.

 THE HUMBLE

  •  HOW THEY ACT

On the other hand, there are people out there that are humble, lowly, and thankful. These are the people you see giving up their seat, giving up their food and sharing their last dollar with the person next to them. They may not have much in materialistic belongings, but are so rich in spirit.

  •  WHAT THEY MAY DO

Those that are humble, are the people that life has taught them the best lesson in life; do unto others, as you would like to be done unto you. They may or may not have a good education, they may or may not have wealth, and they may or may not have any influential status, however, they are honest, hardworking, and giving. They may be invisible in society’s eyes, but they have a happy soul, a grateful heart, and a smile on their face.

  •  THEY PLACE THEMSELVES BENEATH OTHERS

Humble souls; place themselves beneath others, not because they are less deserving, but because they put other person’s needs before their own. They have learned that in life, the first will be last and the last will be first. They choose to be beneath others by placing their lives at their service. In their eyes, giving is a blessing. In their eyes, life is precious and a gift from above, and with that alone, they are filled with spiritual riches that are far above any they could have in this world.

 We all have a choice on how we act, what we do, and how we place ourselves in the world. Wealth, status, and place are just things, not qualities. What we do with what we have is what makes us. If we act right, treat others with respect, and understand the equality of all, then we can positively influence those around us. If we can do these each day, imagine what a great change we can make in a lifetime.

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