Teaching Humility

By Sarah McDonald

This week, the world is watching the one-year delayed Olympic games.

This past weekend, I watched my son and his incredible teammates accomplish a dream on the baseball diamond.

Through these competitions, it would be easy to get caught up in the glory, but what has stood out to me the most is the humility.

Humility is not a popular virtue in society, yet it is a necessary one. How are we to teach humility to our children?

First, by example. As parents we must actively strive to be humble.

Secondly, by the example of others. Find the athletes who are not about the glory for themselves, but give thanks to God, their teammates and others in their success.

Thirdly, and probably most important, look to the cross. There was no greater act of humility in the history of the world than the son of God allowing himself to be crucified on a cross for our salvation.

Let’s remind our children of this sacrifice and strive each day to live by the words of the prophet Micah: “You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

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