I was thinking about humility this morning. If we want to imitate Christ, this is the virtue that can help us go a long way toward holiness. In fact, I see humility as being the foremost requisite for becoming Christlike.
This morning's readings at Mass reinforced my thoughts. In Reading 1 from Zephaniah 2, we are urged to seek humility. Reading 2 from 1 Corinthians 1 tells us how God chose the lowly and despised in the world to reduce to nothing those who are something. Finally, the Gospel from Matthew 5 gives us the Beatitudes. In one of them, Jesus declares "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land."