Wednesday, May 03, 2006


The Men's Fellowship at our church in Atlanta is beginning to read CJ's recent book "Humility: True Greatness." In meeting CJ, one is struck by his desire to be humble in a world that makes it difficult. I find in him a man who honestly sets forth the struggle in us all.
Humility comes hard, especially for those who believe they have something to say, and have others willing to hear. Recently, someone asked me who are the people who have been most influential my life. After giving the list (my mother, my wife, Ezra Ware, Barry Blackburn, RC Sproul, and Richard Pratt), they asked how these people influenced me and what did I learn. For brevity sake, basically I learned and am still learning humility. I learned and am learning when to speak and when to listen. These people were placed in my life for my sanctification. An important part of that sanctification is the tearing down of intellectual and spiritual pride. All them, at some point or another, taught me that I don't know as much as I think I do, nor should I be willing to express as much as I think I should. I have not been the best of students, yet God is graciously giving me time.

1 comment:

jazztheo said...

May God continue to give us the grace needed to become like our savior...