One of our young mothers has had a rough autumn so far. Her husband is in another state doing military training, and she has twin baby boys. Preemies, the twins are prone to sickness, so because of the germs of fall, she isn't able to leave the house as often as she would like. A few days ago, I saw on Facebook that a sister had taken this young mother a simple meal and some cookies. It was a kind gesture, one that hadn't even occurred to me because I lack the virtue of humility.
Does that sound funny? We normally think of humility as a state of mind rather than a state of action. But I would argue that true humility starts with seeing the needs of others, and is followed by positive action to meet those needs. The perfect model for all virtues is Jesus, and humility is no exception.