Do you ever have days when you just crave kindness? I do. There have been days when I have truly needed to see the light of God. I recogize Him in the goodness of others. Everyday I find myself crying out for humility. Humility brings me to a place where I no longer crave to be one pleased..but humility opens something up in me that longs to do the pleasing.
I think of humility of being the exact opposite of pride. Often, our pride keeps us from experiencing God's love for others. Perhaps, that is why pride is considered a deadly sin. It hinders our vision in such a way that it causes us to focus on self rather than the command to love others and consider others as greater than ourself.
I once read a statement on the same blog that really spoke to me... "What are we willing to lay aside so that others can see God?" Are we willing to let go of our pride so that someone else can see the vastness of grace?
There is one more thing that I would like to share before I proceed with this random act of kindness post......Lately, I have truly felt Stephanie's blog speaking to me. Her words resonate with me and there is something that i read that I would like to share. Please note..I didn't write this next section....I just simply thought that everyone needed to be reminded of this simple truth..
The following excerpt is from Terribly Interesting
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Source: A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles", Page: