I Peter 4: 6-7 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. * * * * * * * * * Humility and humiliation are as attracted to one another as aligned magnets and are repelled by the slightest movement of those magnetic poles. Humility is a genuine self-awareness of those who acknowledge as greater than ourselves. Humiliation happens when the one who claims greatness uses that bolt of power to level any competing for that power. To be humbly self-aware in the presence of God is to find being small as temporary, being afraid as liberating, and being loved as empowering. * * * * * * * * * Holy God, may we find ourselves under your hand. Amen.