How many times have I tried to look bigger in the eyes of my friends, family or co-workers? Look at me! I am good, I can do this, I have accomplished that! Scared not to be noticed or loved.
Benedict is comparing the way of humility to the angels’ ascending and descending of the Jacob’s Ladder in Scripture.
(…) if we wish to attain the highest point of humility (…), we must by what we do to attain it set up that ladder which appeared in Jacob’s dream and by which angels were shown to be both descending and ascending; for without doubt we are not to understand that descending and ascending but as descending by exaltation and ascending by humility.-
So in fact I will be raised up when I am humble and put down when I am prideful and boasting. An interesting paradox to chew on.
This week I will practice humility by….[fill in the blank for yourself]