There is a Serbian proverb that says, “Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.” Just think: If being made of earth should help us to be humble, it must be because the earth is so blessed and so are we. The earth gives beauty for the eyes and the soul. It gives food to nourish our body. It gives us a place to call home. When you think of this, doesn’t it make you feel grateful? Gratitude is also part of being humble. And then there are the stars that make us noble. When the sky is clear at night and we can admire the stars, they might make us noble, but admiring their beauty and mystery can also help to make us humble in another fine way—we share their beauty and mystery and their nobility because we are all part of God’s creation.
by Stefanie Weisgram