Christ’s perfect humility was rooted in His complete confidence in God’s love and perfect plan. God’s perfect plan for our redemption gives us, in turn, the courage to trust Him. That trust is the basis upon which we strive for humility.
If we were all able to be as humble and obedient as Christ, the world would be a very different place. When we are open to God, we are open to grace and the Holy Spirit. We are open to accept God’s guidance in learning from our mistakes and fulfilling the potential for which He created us. We leave behind pride and open the way for joy, generosity, love, and all the other fruits of the Spirit. Those gifts can change not only our own lives, but the lives of everyone we know.