Sunday, June 6, 2021

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Sister Helen Prejean, on Humility)

“I think the root word is humus, from the soil. It's not unrelated to ecology, to [one's] place among things. You don't exaggerate it; you don't put it down…. You know, Jesus, if people hadn't known him, you'd think he was a farmer. A farmer is humbled because the farmer obeys the seasons, puts the seed in the ground and recognizes that things have to grow and that there's a time for harvest. It's that recognition that things are going to happen outside of us, that are bigger than us, but we just play a little part.”—Catholic nun, social activist and Dead Man Walking author Sister Helen Prejean, quoted in “Soapbox: The Columnists—WSJ. Asks Six Luminaries To Weigh in on a Single Topic; This Month: Humility,” WSJ.  Magazine (the monthly magazine of The Wall Street Journal), June/July 2021

The image of Sister Helen that accompanies this post was taken on Sept. 19, 2006 by Don LaVange from Pleasant Grove, UT.

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