Talent is God given.
Fame is man-given.
Conceit is self-given.
“The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust.
The world crushes the dust under its feet,
but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him.
Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse of truth.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
(a jackdaw / Adare, Irleand / Julie Cook / 2015)
There will be those times in life when we will be served up a hearty plate of crow or even an abundant dish of humble pie.
Often unpleasant, difficult to accepte and offensively unpalatable…
Such dishes will come unwanted, unordered, unrequested…but they will come.
The question will not be whether we asked for it, deserved it or should be served such…
the importance will rest in how we accept it.
Will we eat our share of ego crushing humility, allowing it to cleanse the palate, making room for a renewed and refreshed spirit…
Or will we simply allow the bitter taste of resentment and indignation to remain,
lingering on the tongue…
He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?