Zip up (My Mouth)
Is it even possible? What is the most difficult lesson in life for you? I think for me, humility is definitely one of them. As someone who was born into a Christian family and went to Sunday School since I was a child, I thought I knew many of the teachings and Bible verses by heart. However, they all come to nothing when I fail to put them into practice. Especially when we think we have gained a fairly reasonable amount of ‘wisdom’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘success’, pride builds up naturally. Very often, I find myself losing it over taxi drivers and even people close to me. The world likes to equate humility with weakness, failure and lack of self-confidence. Many would agree that humility is hardly part of human nature and so how can we humble ourselves and what are we supposed to do? I here mean true humility that comes from the inside and not just some cheap lip service. It won’t work if we simply try to shut up every time we are agitated.The change has to start from our core. Love your neighbour as you love yourself - that’s what the Bible teaches us. The antidote is Love! If we can sincerely love our neighbours as we love ourselves, we will be able to humble ourselves as we are in no position better than anyone else. Humility is like my long lost friend, it’s so nice to have reconnected with it, finally.
By Beryl Wong