The Intersection of Humility and Conflict

© by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens, GA

 

Centering Thoughts:

There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self. Henri Frederic Amiel

Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it’s thinking of yourself less.  C.S. Lewis

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.  St. Augustine

Questions for Reflection & Discussion:

  1. Does being humbled ever feel like a humiliation to you? What is the difference between humility and humiliation?
  2. What role has conflict played in your life? What role has humility played in your life? Have the two emotions intersected?
  3. What other character traits go together with humility?
  4. Is having humility important? Does humility improve community? Can it ever hurt the community?