Sarah and Stephanie spoke on the topic of humility. They helped define humility for us by explaining what it isn't -- that humility isn't just an attitude; it's a practice. This means that it's intentional and takes work. Humility isn't self-deprecating; it's not circumstantial, or dependent on the situation or context we're in. It's not the absence of confidence, but instead, putting your confidence in something greater.
The passage that we looked at tonight came from Philippians 2:
In this passage, Paul is writing a letter to the people of Philippi, imploring them to imitate themselves after the way that Christ lived. We can see this idea of tangible humility, or risking your own discomfort for others lives. This is modeling the behavior of Jesus. We should use humility as a means for learning: to grow in gratitude, to be more reliable, and to connect with others.
Humility is being able to celebrate others and realize that there's something greater than what we see. Sarah and Stephanie ended the talk by challenging us to think about what we can do to help chart the path for the next, and what we're currently doing to better our community and the world around us.