Friday, 11 October 2013

A little humility


I found myself thinking over the last few weeks about a post I saw over at Mary Brack's blog. She has been making a book of lists and one of them was 'What makes me cry' which is the one that had me thinking. I find myself crying when I read news items or see films where people honour one another, serve one another, and act for the good of each other. 

I come back to the passage in Philippians 2 that talks about looking not only to our own interests and counting others as more significant than ourselves. I worked out that when I see this happening in the world, that's what makes me cry: seeing small snippets of the world how it is meant to be. Small acts of selflessness, service, and humility. 

The world could use more humility.





6 comments:

  1. A beautiful page and wonderful thoughts.

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  2. Beautiful page, Tracy. I love that my art journaling post led you to pondering and self-awareness. That is a huge part of what art journaling does for me! Your words remind me of a friend I work with who writes about "Losing Eden", the place where everything was as God designed until sin entered the picture and we all having a deep longing to have Eden restored. I think we feel the tug of that longing when we experience the types of situations you wrote about. I cry over the same things and I think it's a good thing. :)

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  3. I adore your last one and this one too!

    this is what makes ME crying - crying tears of joy!

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  4. So true! Wonderful page, Tracy.
    xx Monique

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  5. A wonderful page with so much feeling

    Love Chrissie x

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  6. The world really could use more humility. So many people seem to be giving up on others and becoming overly defensive. It can be so heartbreaking to watch. Such a lovely post with some really deep and interesting thoughts. Thank you for sharing.

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