October 20, 2010 | 10:27 am

Wednesday – Humility & Spirituality

There is a beautiful quote on the humility-spirituality connection by Monica Baldwin. She says, “What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.” This point was driven home for me while on a drive through the countryside to take in the fall color. As the sun struck the trees and displayed hews of yellow, red, and green, I had what I call a “Psalm 8 moment.” Here it says, “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?” (3,4) For a moment, I became very small and God became very big. The awe of the experience was humbling, and I felt I reconnected with God in new ways. Sometimes we need to be humbled, not by failing or having our weaknesses exposed. Just by realizing the vastness of God—the God with whom we are in relationship.