Cooperation through humility

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor, December 1, 2015.

One of the key points in the editorial on the facing page is that Asia’s future will depend largely on how nations use their World War II history. The article also conveys some Asian nations’ recent tendency to “exploit historical wrongs to gain a geopolitical advantage” instead of promoting ideals that unite.

In praying about this, I’ve thought about when Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He responded: “Verily I say unto you, Except ye … become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:1, 3, 4).

Our Savior taught that true greatness isn’t measured by rank, but by character, and is attained through childlike humility—expressing meekness and modesty instead of pride, and being willing to put aside self in service to others, to admit and correct one’s mistakes—even if others aren’t—and to improve and learn. Because each one of us reflects God, divine Love, everyone has the ability to understand and express humility.

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