Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Ephesians 2:5-8 If we’re to put on humility, it’s critical to understand what exactly it is. Humility does not mean low self-esteem. That is, we are not to think of ourselves as unworthy, incapable or incompetent. In fact, scripture reminds us many times that we are children of the King, Rather humility refers to a lack of pride or arrogance and a tendency to focus on others instead of yourself. For a Christian, it also includes recognizing your human limitations and faults, yet understanding who you are in Christ. Humility builds stronger relationships in how it fuels our actions. By taking the spotlight off of us and on to others, humility encourages us to be more generous and helpful. A truly humble person, secure in her value as a child of God, doesn’t feel like she has to win every argument or right every wrong against her. She can deal with relationship issues directly, confidently, and gently, focusing on the heart of the matter, rather than needing to defend her pride. She is quick to forgive, recognizing that she too has made mistakes, and quick to ask for forgiveness. She is open to learning from others, realizing that she doesn’t have “all of the answers.” So how then do we clothe ourselves in this wonderful trait? We can start by studying the life of Jesus.