Humility – not an emotion

“Humility is self-confidence that runs far deeper than the tenuous self-confidence of the person who believes in himself because others look up to him.”

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“Jesus established humility and unconcern for social status not only as the psychological structure of His kingdom but also as a basis for entrance into it.” (see: Matthew 18:1-3).

“Humility is not itself an emotion, like joy or gratitude or contrition.”

“A person could be a wonderful exemplar of humility without ever feeling humble; in fact, one who frequently feels humble is probably not very humble.”

“But humility is a disposition not to feel the emotions associated with caring a lot about one’s status. It is the ability to have my self-comfort quite apart from any question about my place in the social pecking order (whether the criterion is accomplishments, education, beauty, money, power, fame, or position).”

“Humility is self-confidence that runs far deeper than the tenuous self-confidence of the person who believes in himself because others look up to him.” 

“Those who need to excel others to think well of themselves—…

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