Humility. It’s something we Christians lift up as a virtue, yet simultaneously seem to relegate to that pile of other virtues we admire but never seriously work on. Or maybe it’s just me, because I really do struggle with humility. In part, it’s because I’m afraid I’ll be forgotten, left behind or overlooked. But it’s also because I know it’s a tough world and if I don’t take care of myself, who will? Sadly, this approach to life has negative consequences since it makes it really hard to love God, love my neighbor and live as Jesus’ disciple. So the question for me is how I can embrace humility as a way of life, especially since I’ve discovered it’s certainly not a character trait I can cultivate. I need to delve deeper into my faith because, ultimately, humility is the fruit of trusting Jesus enough to live every day believing he is giving me everything I need. Because when I live in his abundant and generous grace, I no longer need to make it all about me.