Prior Peter is always worth reading. He wrote a great post on the paradox of humility. Here's a snippet:
Finally, honesty is simply the adjunct of humility. Humility is the
product of seeing ourselves as we really are. We are at once
incorrigible sinners and forgiven by a loving God. We are at once the
crown of creation and God's adversaries. We possess amazingly powerful
minds and frail bodies. This unstinting drive for truth is again
possible because we believe that it is the Truth Who sets us free. Our
fearful or proud efforts to avoid the truth ultimately lessen us,
ironically, since it would appear that humility does this. This is
perhaps why the ladder of humility is an ascent.
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