Eye on the world: Acting with humility, not pride

In “Will a humbled VW now adopt a leadership model of humility?The Christian Science Monitor’s Editorial Board observes that “Volkswagen’s cheating on the emissions testing of its diesel cars . . . has become an object lesson in the perils of corporate arrogance,” and notes that what is needed now is a fundamental shift to a culture based on humility.

Ideas on this subject:

From the Bible:

“Be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.” (I Peter 5:5)

“By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.” (Proverbs 22:4)

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” (James 4:10)

From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy:

“Human pride is human weakness. Self-knowledge, humility, and love are divine strength.” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 358)

“Cherish humility, ‘watch,’ and ‘pray without ceasing,’ or you will miss the way of Truth and Love.” (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 356)

Related articles from the Christian Science Sentinel:

In “ ‘Before honour is humility’ ”: “Genuine humility is properly associated with the thoughts of dignity, serenity, poise, peace, quietness, and assurance.” And “Real humility or meekness should not be dissociated from might…. Neither is meekness to be linked with poverty or limitation…. Humility—recognition and acknowledgment of the all-power of infinite divine Mind—has its sure reward.”

In “Overcoming Pride”: “Pride always demands recognition for itself and itself alone, and so is totally contrary to the humility which only can express the might of God. When one has divested himself of pride, the recognition of the glory of God and His creation flows into consciousness and the might and joy of reflected good become one’s rightful possession.”

The articles above and others dealing with this subject can be found on JSH-Online.com or on CSMonitor.com.

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