Jesus showed us the value and power of humility — an open door to the healing Christ. The Bible shows us that more often than not the people most open to the message of the healing Christ, and its saving power, were already the most humble and were often outcasts. This humility helped them accept Jesus’ healing message easily and often brought immediate healing.
Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
Humility — opening the door to healing and safety
Firstly, humility and being humble or meek isn’t being weak, nor is it the same as being walked on like a door mat. Rather, humility is divine power expressed by letting go of our own way of how we think things should happen. It’s personal opinions, self-righteousness, and will-power that often get us confused. Christ Jesus showed us how to escape confusion through humility — by leaning on God’s infinite power. Because Jesus expressed divine power perfectly, he showed us that humility not only gives us dominion, but also provides protection.
Jesus prayed a powerful prayer “Thy will be done” three times the night before being crucified. Jesus wasn’t a doormat for divine will, rather he rejected confusion by turning to God’s loving power through prayer. And the good news of Jesus’ experience is that the crucifixion wasn’t the endgame of his Christian mission — it was a segue. This segue in Jesus’ (to mortal eyes) experience provided an opportunity for ultimate proof of eternal life — the resurrection — this was the endgame. Jesus’ resurrection also provided palpable proof that humility was a key link to understanding how spiritual life is forever safe, even unchanging, in Spirit, God, even when one’s life is attacked. Utilizing Jesus’ strategy of humility and prayer we too can gain more of our own proof that life is eternally harmonious because it has a spiritual — God/Spirit-sourced — origin.
The resurrection of the great demonstrator of God’s power was the proof of his final triumph over body and matter, and gave full evidence of divine Science, — evidence so important to mortals.|
—Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.42:15-18
Unplugging fearful bullies
Christ Jesus showed us that when facing any difficulty, humility helps us find safety in God’s total protection and supreme intelligence. By clinging to God’s loving wisdom we can avoid the pitfalls of puffed up opinions, fearful beliefs, and tired sensual concepts. These things may trip us up, but when we let God’s love in, we unplug the fear and confusion that fuels those sense-based and fear-mongering bullies.
Turning to God’s power, we humbly recognize that our safety and dominion is found through Spirit’s power — not in matter, brains, or proverbial guts and glory. Power is seen in acknowledging, first and foremost, that God alone has all power through prayer. Our prayers and resulting inspiration may lead us into human footsteps of social justice to help our community at large: joining church, voting, supporting charities, or even helping someone directly. No matter what, power over any kind of bully — mental bullies or people — is most effectively found by leaning on God, divine Mind, first, and understanding how and why God is the only Mind and the only power.
Mind, joyous in strength, dwells in the realm of Mind. Mind’s infinite ideas run and disport themselves. In humility they climb the heights of holiness.
—Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.514:6