One of my greatest dreams is to become a full-time blogger. It is my dream for this blog to reach thousands of people and bring God closer to them.
But if my dream comes true (God-willing), I hope and pray that I do not become like the Pharisees during the time of Jesus. I hope that I do not become proud or conceited. I also hope that I do not become condemning or self-righteous because of my love for God and my faith.
I love how John the Baptist admitted and proclaimed that he was not the Messiah. It might have been quite tempting to say that he was the Messiah because of the number of people flocking to him. I admire his humility and his pointing people to Jesus instead of pointing them to himself.
And this is what [John] proclaimed: “One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals.” — Mark 1:7
Then, there was also Jesus. The Son of God. The Savior. The long-awaited Messiah. Even though He is the King above all kings, He remained humble and allowed John to baptize Him.
It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John. — Mark 1:9
Today, the Gospel teaches us to be humble like two of the greatest men in the Bible.
Today, let us take a good hard look at ourselves. Are we remaining humble despite our achievements, our following or popularity, and our positions of authority? Are we remaining humble in our own families, at work, or in our communities?
If Jesus, who is the Son of the Living God, remained humble throughout His life, how much more are we called to humility?
P.S. Today's art is once again created by my wife.