The root of the word “human” comes from the word humus or soil.
Humus is also the root for the word humility.
To be humble is not to be self depreciating, but to be grounded in our relationship with God and the earth. [from: www.simpleliving.org and with thanks to Jan from Yearning for God who sent me this link.]
“. . .let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, . . .” [Heb. 12:1]
Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.” [Heb. 12:12-13]
Read about Lent being not a time of denial but of transformation at God Politics today.
Read T.S. Eliot’s poem, Ash Wednesday, here.