Phi 2:3-4 – Humility

I heard a story once about two builders laying a brick driveway at an elderly couple’s home. It was a hot day and the elderly lady offered to bring them cold drinks. Arriving with the drinks, the builders were startled when she exclaimed, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.” Looking up confused they saw her standing nearby with the drinks. “My shadow, I cast my shadow on you”, she apologized. While this story made us laugh, it is a beautiful testimony to amazing humility and service. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Philippians 2:3-4). If we could all learn to value others above ourselves imagine what an incredibly beautiful world it would be. Maybe you can’t make others value you, but you can do your best for them, valuing them above yourself, and in this there is divine reward.