“Humility is not nothingness but fullness, for into the vacuum created by the demolition of human pride and self-sufficiency, pours the fullness of God,” writes Albert E. Day. Thus, my cup can overflow only when it is totally empty and devoid of self. Humility is the process by which that emptying takes place. Through humility, God empties us of self, in order to make room within us to receive his fullness. That’s why he says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up.”
Help us, O Lord, to embrace humility, rather than run from it. For, by humility, you empty us of self, so that we might become full of you. Amen.