Pursue Humility

At McLeod Health, we strive daily to improve lives and outcomes. We are dedicated to the four values of Caring, Quality, People and upholding the standards of Integrity. Here is a thought about one of these values.

The value of the person – to treat others with respect and dignity.

How?

Pursue Humility!

“You can climb too high
for your own good.
It is possible
to ascend too far,
stand too tall,
and
elevate
too much.

Linger too long
at high altitudes,
and
two of your senses
suffer.
Your hearing dulls.

It’s hard to hear people
when you’re higher
than they.
Voices grow
distant.
Sentences seem
muffled.
And when you are
up there,
your eyesight
dims.

It’s hard to focus
on people
when you are so far
above them.
They appear
so small.
Little figures
with no faces.
You can hardly
distinguish one
from the other.
They all
look alike.
You don’t hear them.
You don’t see them.
You’re above them.”

Pursue Humility!

Humility
doesn’t mean you think less
of yourself …
but
that you think
of yourself
… less.

“Don’t cherish
exaggerated ideas of yourself
or your importance,
but try
to have a sane estimate
of your capabilities
by the light
of the faith
that God has given to you.” (Romans 12:3, Phillips).

“God
has a cure
for the high
and mighty:
come
down
from the mountain.
You’ll be amazed
what you
hear
and who you
see.
And you’ll breathe
a whole lot
easier.”

From Facing Your Giants, by Max Lucado, pp. 133,139.

Thank you for your service to others.
Rob

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