HUMILITY is greatness bending, but not yielding to the storm. It is power, reserving its strength. It is faith, ready for the test. It is patience, willing to wait. It is the soul, listening for the angel's song. It is wisdom, parting with ambition. It is unselfishness, leaving worldly honors to others. It is confidence, prepared for the call. It is love, anxious to serve. It is the bud of gentleness, infolding the fruit. It is obligation, realizing its responsibility. It is goodness, kneeling in prayer. It is the dove, returning to the ark. It is understanding, calm and secure. It is justice, weighing and considering the evidence. It is mercy, waiting for God to point the way. It is meekness, simplicity, and purity, contemplating God and rebuking selfishness, arrogance, and pride. It is the "fruit of conquered sin." It is the Easter morning of the sufferer, gladdening the heart with its sunshine. It is the test by which we may know the truth that makes men free. It is loyalty and steadfastness, unmoved by the threats of injustice and wrong. It is the attribute of our Master which impels the inquiry whether we would be as grateful for God's blessings as those we criticise, if our circumstances were reversed. It is the watchword of Christian Science; a "pearl of great price" which our beloved Leader has set in humanity's crown of rejoicing.

Are we willing to do that which blesses the world, and without protest see others appropriate the honors? Are we willing to sow for others to reap? Are we willing that "the old man with his deeds" shall be put off, and the "new man" put on? Are we willing that the world should know the motive of all our actions and of all we say? Are we willing to cease the strife for personal recognition and be accounted "least in the kingdom"? If so, we have learned somewhat the meaning of humility, and are prepared to contemplate its deeper lessons, as revealed in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" and demonstrated by the daily life of the illustrious Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.

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