If we feel vulnerable,
We once must have been attacked,
If we feel we need to protect ourselves,
We once must have been aggressive,
If we feel insulated,
We once must have felt power,
If we feel deprived,
We once must have had privilege,
Therefore a spiritually healthy person
Knows that humility serves us best
The virtue befits our place in the world
And leads to peace of mind.
Our anxieties and insecurities sometimes weigh us down and we become upset or aggressive in our daily life. "Martha was worried about many things" (Luke 10:40) and went to Jesus to tell him to ask her sister to help her. Jesus answered, "Martha, Martha, you are fussing about so many things. Only one thing is necessary" (vv. 41-42). The "one thing" is placing our confidence in God while living the divine life of the Way.