St Luke's CE
The Bible makes it clear that God is on the side of the humble and against the proud. The words
humility and humanity are directly linked, both born from the word humus meaning ‘Earth’. God
made us from the Earth and in being humble we remember to remain grounded. Jesus washed the
feet of his Disciples at the Last Supper, this turned upside down the normal relationship between
master and disciple, leader and follower. Jesus is very clear about the meaning of his action: “Now
that I, your Lord and teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I
have set you an example that you should do as I have done”. Being humble and offering our
service involves sacrifice, putting ourselves out for someone else’s benefit, just as the Good
Samaritan showed us. Being humble is not about being restricted, it’s about becoming truly free.
- Be humble and serve one another.