Humility is basically realizing I can do nothing on my own...I cannot save myself, I am nothing without God. Right?So in that sense, it IS what's needed.Thought-provoking quote.
Susanne,As I understand it, humility is being humble. A humble person is one who is unpretentious and modest. It's a virtue that (so I have been told) encompasses three skills: yielding one's rights and possessions to God, earning the right to be heard rather than demanding a hearing, and responding properly to anger when others violate one's personal rights.*I* think it's so necessary because without it, we have enormous trouble having any other virtues!
I like that quote. ^.^
Sophia,So do I! :)
Totally off topic:Have you ever heard of "Monastery Icons"? It's an Orthodox company that sells the BEST Icon stuff! ("The Printery House" is great too.)Well! I am so thrilled because I found some lovely icon prints (unmounted) that I can use to make a boardbook for Elspeth. And I bought two (pardon the spelling) tryptichs ~ one to take with me into the hospital and one that is a Russian nativity and so lovely! And then there's the Russian Madonna egg... most of this stuff was on sale! I also found icon Christmas tree ornaments and icon magnets for Elsepthy to use on the fridge... I love it when I find great Icon stuff!!! Is that a pic of Anne Bolyn ??? Can't see close enough lol...
LOL who *is* that in your profile pic?? I can't see to tell!! Catherine of Aragon?? Guess... guess... guess from a microscopic pic!
Michelle,Ooohhh...I shall have to check them out and make a list for next year. I'm being good from now on, I've got Christmas presents to buy! *makes determined face*Heh. My avatar is Mary I of England (aka Mary Tudor, or, less flatteringly, Bloody Mary).