The Gift of Humility

Humility is a gift as surely as is our recovery from compulsive eating and the other miracles of healing we experience as we work the Twelve Steps. ~ Overeaters Anonymous. The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition. Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

Humility. Freedom from pride or arrogance…
 the quality or state of being humble.
The source of the word meant humble, grounded,
from the earth, from Latin for ground.
The humble (having humility)
are poor in spirit and inherit the Earth.
Humiliate. To reduce (someone) to a lower position
in one’s own eyes or others’ eyes
to make (someone) ashamed
or embarrassed. To mortify.
Humiliate came from Latin for
“to bring low.”
Humiliation has no place in our lives,
and we know better than to accept it
as we know better than to impose it.
Humility is a gift, a miracle of healing
that enables us to allow God as we understand God
to remove our worn-out solutions
to make us useful to God and our cohorts.