The rarest and most beautiful of graces?
(J. C. Ryle, "The
Gospel of Matthew" 1856)
Pride is the oldest and commonest of sins.
Humility is the rarest and most beautiful
For humility let us labor.
For humility let us pray.
Our knowledge may be scanty.
Our faith may be weak.
Our strength may be small.
But if we are disciples of Jesus,
let us at any rate be humble.
Humility is the very first letter
in the alphabet of Christianity.