Arrogance vs Humility Dec 12, 2023

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12-12-2023 Sirach 3 V1720 More humbled you are without luck

The Book of Sirach Ch Three v- 17 thru 20

17 My son, conduct your affairs with humility, and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts. 18 Humble yourself the more, the greater you are, and you will find mercy in the sight of God. 20 For great is the power of the Lord; by the humble he is glorified.

Humility and arrogance are two opposite personality traits that differentiate individuals in terms of their behavior, attitude, and mindset. Humility is a quality or virtue characterized by a modest or low view of one's own importance, abilities, achievements, or status. It involves recognizing and acknowledging one's limitations, shortcomings, and mistakes, while also being open-minded, teachable, and willing to learn from others. Humble individuals tend to have a genuine sense of self-awareness, demonstrate respect for others, and are often devoid of excessive pride or arrogance. They are more inclined to put the needs and interests of others before their own and can effectively work collaboratively in various settings. Humility refers to the quality of being modest, having a humble view of oneself, and showing respect and deference towards others. On the other hand, arrogance is characterized by an exaggerated sense of self-importance, superiority, and a belief in one's own superiority over others.

Humble individuals are respectful, considerate, and value the opinions and contributions of others. They are open to learning from others and are willing to admit their mistakes. In contrast, arrogant individuals often disregard the opinions and ideas of others, believe they are always right, and tend to dominate conversations. Humble individuals have a realistic and grounded view of themselves. They acknowledge their strengths and weaknesses and are not driven by the need for validation or recognition. Arrogant individuals, on the other hand, have an inflated sense of self-worth, believe they are superior to others, and seek constant validation and admiration. Humble individuals attribute their success to a combination of their efforts, opportunities, and the contributions of others. They are grateful and acknowledge the role of external factors in their achievements. Arrogant individuals, on the other hand, tend to take sole credit for their successes, disregarding the influence of others or external circumstances.

Humble individuals are generally well-liked and approachable as they prioritize building positive relationships. They actively listen, empathize, and show genuine interest in others. Arrogant individuals, in contrast, often come across as self-centered, dismissive, and unapproachable due to their belief in their own superiority. Humble individuals are open to feedback, willing to learn from others, and recognize that knowledge is a continuous process. They are open-minded and adaptable. Arrogant individuals, in contrast, are resistant to feedback, believe they know everything already, and are less likely to grow or improve. It is important to note that humility and confidence can coexist, as humility does not mean self-deprecation or lack of self-esteem. Similarly, arrogance does not necessarily imply confidence, as it is often a defense mechanism for underlying insecurities. God is the biggest insecurity for people who seek to please themselves instead of searching for the works of good deeds. Self over Salvation. AMEN.

Join me as we pray our daily prayer of forgiveness. The Lord’s Prayer.

At the Savior's command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

I am sorry Lord. I believe You died and rose for me. Please forgive me as I forgive others. I share You as my Lord and Savior seeking to live your Will in all things. Prayers for wife Toni and my mother Betty pray for our children especially our two oldest Alexandra & Allen Son in Law Mark Stern; Julian, Gabriel and Jeffrey and our grandchildren Oliver, Julian and Elliott. We pray for those we’ve said we’d pray for and those who’ve asked us to pray for them. We pray for the dying as we do each day Lord give them peace in their last breath. We pray for Holy Mother Church. Our prayers for a little boy named David Alexander. Praise God thank You Jesus. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Amen.

I am a poet obedient to Christ,
Catholic Evangelist Thomas Cruz†Wiggins

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Ephesians 6:17-20

12-12-2023 Sirach 3 v-1420

**More humbled you are without luck**

In humility affairs yours conduct

More loved than a gift giver without controversy

More humbled you are without luck

You’re greater in God’s sight of mercy

Power great Lord glorified in humility

© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

December 12, 2023 @ 05:44 AM EST

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