Have you ever maybe felt,
A little better than someone else?
Have you ever maybe thought,
You’re smarter, prettier, stronger?
Have you ever maybe wondered,
Why God made you so great?
And why someone around you,
Just can’t get it straight?
Have you ever maybe said,
That your little sister’s dumb?
Or sassed your mom or dad,
When they weren’t being fun?
It’s easy to see what’s best in us,
And what’s wrong with all the others.
But the Bible calls us to respect and love,
Our sisters and our brothers.
God wants us to honor our parents,
To praise other’s abilities,
To encourage them when they’re right.
This attitude is called humility.
Pride is what tells us we’re awesome,
And others aren’t so great.
It puffs us up, puts others down.
We can’t get things straight.
Because what’s right is to be like Jesus,
Who was humble, kind and good.
We must love as Jesus loved us,
That’s being humble as we should.
How can you practice humility at home? At school with your friends?
“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:3).