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Humble Pie

Sermon from July 29, 2012

Excerpt: Lord, it’s hard to be humble, when you’re perfect in every way…and it’s hard to be humble when our culture upholds striving for power and perfection, competition, winning, and achieving at all cost. It’s hard to be humble in a society that views humility only as a virtue when one has failed and has exhausted all other excuses and/or explanations. Culturally, overall, we hear and are taught:  “you deserve a break today” “you are worth it” “never let ‘em see you sweat” “the one who dies with the most toys wins.” We’ve got rights! Rights like private ownership of the land and the water and air and animals, which entitles us to engage in whatever rape, murder, and pillage of those resources we choose. [read more]

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