Clothe Yourselves in Humility

This meditation is based on a passage for April 19, 2010 in the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: 1 Peter 5:1-14

Reflection and Question: This passage ends a letter to the first generations of Christians. Coming last, it is perhaps the most important thing the writer wants to say. Speaking to everyone, both old and young, the writer emphasizes humility with one another and with God. I have come to understand humility as knowing my rightful place among people and in relationship with God. It is not easy to find. The assurance that Christ will “restore, support, strengthen, and establish” us sustains my effort to find that rightful place. What is your rightful place with God and neighbor?

Prayer: Blessed Jesus, we so desire to serve You and to share in the glory yet to be revealed. Though no lion roars in our neighborhood, we, even now, know worries and temptations that threaten to devour us. Restore, support and strengthen us. Amen.