The Rule of Saint Benedict Blog — Chapter 7.2: Humility

This first step points out that the humble are not their own context. Our humanity needs something, someone that is experienced as somehow bigger than us. In this experience we are humbled. The parent holding, for the first time, their new-born baby; the Milky Way on a pitch-black night; the crash of an ocean as it breaks down a cliff-face; or perhaps the diagnosis of a major illness: in all this and more is the experience of life in context. In these, egocentricity can bend and crack.

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