09 March 2006

Humility

Well, it's official. Yesterday I went to get my cap and gown measurements for graduation this May. At 7.75" diameter, I have the biggest head in my graduating class.

On an unrelated note, I’ve been working through Humility by C. J. Mahaney (Multnomah, 174 pgs.) and benefiting from it deeply. Here’s a good example of the tone, readability, and poignancy of the work:

In recent years a couple of popular historians, whose writings I’ve enjoyed, were accused of plagiarism in their works. When I saw the reports of it, my initial reaction was to think, How could they? Why would they? But as I reflected on this, I am reminded that every time I claim to be the “author” in my life and ministry of that which is actually God’s gift, I’m committing cosmic plagiarism. And that’s far more serious than any alleged misconduct by those two historians (p. 80).

1 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?

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