Wednesday, August 10, 2011

'Umble

'Umble: that's the way we Texan Plain Catholics say "humble". What is being 'umble? It's not about being a door mat. On the contrary we stand firm in our faith. It's not about being lower than everyone else: all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God Romans 3:23. 

Really, being 'umble means we admit to the possibility that we might be wrong. It means not getting into a debate or argument about every little point on the news today. It means asking for help when we need it without being embarrassed or ashamed. It shares the same root word with the Latin word for humus or "soil". So being 'umble recognizes who we really are, dust but with one exception. We're God's dust. We've been given a second chance to follow Him. Now mix that dust with a little manure and you'll have some mighty fine tomatoes too!

That's us, just dust. And like those tomatoes we come in all shapes, sizes and stages of maturity in our Christian discipleship.

We're redigging the garden for Fall plantings of cabbage and collards. Praying yall have a blessed day. Don't you forget to feed Hester the Hamster down below. Just click on her picture and out pops some kibble.

3 comments:

Jenn said...

"So being 'umble recognizes who we really are, dust but with one exception. We're God's dust."

LOVE this.

Rhoto said...

"'umble"..."It means asking for help when we need it without being embarrassed or ashamed.: ;/ :)
RHOnda

Thank you for wishing RHOTO such a warm anniversary greeting!! <3

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Well said!


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