may 13

Community of Humility

By: Pastor Dennis Yim

New Testament Passage: Ephesians 4:1-3

1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to

which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one

another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (ESV)

St. Augustine of Hippo wrote, “That first way [to truth] is humility; the second way is humility,

and the third way is humility.” Humility is what marks a genuine and authentic Christ-centered

community. Humility in Christ allows us to become His people who are interconnected with

each other – we trust each other. Humility allows us to speak openly about our pain and traumas,

it allows someone to respond with compassion and prayer. Humility allows us to speak of our

joy and it allows others join in it. Humility even allows us to openly ask for HELP with our

sinful struggles, we openly allow others to pray for us, offer us the Gospel hope and

encouragement from the Word of God. Humility allows openness, freedom, genuine friendships,

bearing burdens together, and giving and receiving wisdom. Through humility, Jesus Christ

helps us to be His people who beautifully reflects His perfect harmonious united relationship of

the Trinity.

In humility, there is nothing for us to hide. We have been forgiven in Christ. All of our shame

and are passed, present and future mistakes have been taken care of. Jesus loves us so that we

can love Him and others freely. Jesus has given us His wisdom and power so that we can help

each other in ways that build up and give hope. In Him, we are empowered to grow into an

interdependent, wise, and loving body of Christ that is called to help one another in times of

trouble and uncertainties.