Freedom in God is the key
by Renae Bauer
I expected to see something else.
While preparing this week’s reflection I searched the dictionary for the definition of "humble" and "humility" since they appear five times in Sunday's readings. I expected the dictionary to use words like “embarrassment” or “having a low opinion of one’s self.” Instead, I read: “Freedom from pride or arrogance.” This is the focus of Sunday’s readings. God wants us to be humble -- free of preoccupation with ourselves so that we can be preoccupied with God and service to others.
My challenge for the days ahead is to evaluate my humility. Am I thinking about God or myself? Am I helping others or judging them? Am I growing in faith and love or am I stuck in jealousy, anger and greed?