The Greatest Virtue of All : Humility (?)
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There are 3 entries for HUMILITY :
humility, noun :
The quality or condition of being humble.
[Middle English humilite, from Old French, from Late Latin humilits, from humilis, humble. See humble.]
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Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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1: a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride; "not everyone regards humility as a virtue" [syn: humbleness] [ant: pride]
2: a humble feeling; "he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope" [syn: humbleness] [ant: pride]
Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University
a prominent Christian grace (Rom. 12:3; 15:17, 18; 1 Cor. 3:5-7; 2 Cor. 3:5; Phil. 4:11-13)
It is a state of mind well pleasing to God (1 Pet. 3:4)
it preserves the soul in tranquillity (Ps. 69:32, 33)
and makes us patient under trials (Job 1:22)
Christ has set us an example of humility (Phil. 2:6-8)
We should be led thereto by a remembrance of our sins (Lam. 3:39)
and by the thought that it is the way to honour (Prov. 16:18)
and that the greatest promises are made to the humble (Ps. 147:6; Isa. 57:15; 66:2; 1 Pet. 5:5)
It is a "great paradox in Christianity that it makes humility the avenue to glory."
Source : Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
and you know what ? now i know why it is considered as the greatest virtue of all. Cause it's damn difficult to get it, and you need to be processed, pressed, extracted, distilled, purified, refined, and that kind of stuffs. Which makes me wonder, how in the world i always interested in the separation technique (a.k.a. refining/purification) area, if i'm actually couldn't stand when i'm being purified.
But now, i found the key ... humility ...
Geezzz ... it's soooooooooooooo difficult.