#BigRead13: Day 20: Humility

#LentPhotos: A Journey

Well, that’s an easy one – almost exactly 24 hours ago I took this photo as we prepared for 9ish hours back to the UK – thankfully I slept for most of it (good journey in my books), and watched Life of Pi

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#BigRead13 Thoughts

C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy

Bree. “Slavery is all I’m fit for. How can I ever show my face among the free Horses of Narnia? … Of course you were braver and cleverer than them. You could hardly help being that. It doesn’t follow that you’ll be anyone very special in Narnia. But as long as you know you’re nobody very special, you’ll be a very decent sort of Horse, on the whole, and taking one thing with another.”

This is a really interesting insight into “pride” – and I know we so often look for things that we can do that others will praise us for … and sometimes being a ‘big fish in a small pond’ can go to the head… Accompanied by the idea that we have been encouraged to remember in Uganda – everything we have is a gift from God (material goods, and skills..) and therefore whatever we do – we’re nothing special… but we are all special! Makes sense?

Bible:  2 Timothy 1:7

New Living Translation (©2007)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
http://bible.cc/2_timothy/1-7.htm

Makes me think what does “power, love and self-discipline” look like in the service of God.

 

Pray: We thank you that we are all equal in your eyes, and that we would remember that we are special to you, but no more special than any other.

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Bit disappointed again in today’s – another post that says that with social media we have lost ‘real relationships’ and that all surprises need to be done face-to-face – I get some great surprises, and the biggest encouragements, from friends who I see more often online than anywhere else.. But yes, look for opportunities to surprise people!

And another inspiring thought from Brian Draper which ties in well with today’s #BigRead13:

I don’t have a life, depending on whether I’m successful or not. And it’s not ‘mine’ to do with what I like. It is life. I am life. As you are life, too.

We are life, and have been given life – regardless of whether we are successful (particularly in the world’s eyes)…

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