“If My people who are called by My Name shall humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will heal their land”.
A known, motivational speaker once said, “The way to go up is to go down”. It sounds an absurd and unfathomable concept but there is a degree of truth in this statement. It conforms to the truth that he who humbles himself shall be exalted. Rather looking at it antithetically, we must look at it correspondently. The more we exercise humility, the more doors open for us for promotion. Promotion, in this manner, does not only refer to position, rank, or status. It also refers to better and improved state of life.
The resulting effects of humility as identified above is more than just a mere philosophical and logical pronouncement. It is a principle that we often experience in real life and was proven helpful in many instances. It is a key element for favor, forgiveness, restoration, reconciliation, guidance, and help. We have heard certain stories where people were confronted of their misconduct but instead of humbling themselves, they were even more arrogant and hostile. In effect, neither consideration nor compassionate justice were rendered to them, and instead, the corresponding punishment.
In like manner, a person who committed a sin cannot be restored unless he or she manifest humility and repent. Further, persons who are in conflict will hardly reconcile if none of them will humble and concede to one another regardless of rightful position. Guidance and help will not also be granted to those who are haughty. These adverse effects of being proud and insolent rather than being humble are axiomatic. The tragic fate of angel Lucifer is just an example.
Applying the value of humility in this time of adversity is very essential and needful. We have known of God’s promise which has been reminded to us throughout the land since the start of the pandemic. It is being flashed on television channels and is being broadcasted on radio stations. It is explicit: “If My people who are called by My Name shall humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will heal their land”.
God is specific on his requirements for the healing of our land. One of which is humility. Emphatically, there exists a clarion call for humility to all Filipinos. We must admit – we cannot do it alone. We need the aid of the Almighty God. We should implore it over and over again. As Saint Paul once said, “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you.”
Consequently, if we learn how to humble ourselves before God as a nation, we can humble ourselves before men as a nation. With humility, we can strengthen our ties and diplomatic relationship with other countries without sacrificing our national sovereignty, territorial integrity, national interest, and our right to self-determination. As it was written in our Constitution, we adhere to the policy of peace, equality, justice, freedom, cooperation, and amity with all nations. (NAS, CRFV)
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