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Advent Reading December 8

Saturday, December 8
A LESSON IN HUMILITY
… clothe yourselves with humility … —1 Peter 5:5
On a trip to Mexico, I joined a local pastor, his wife and their four children for lunch. Their home was little more than a shanty; no water or electricity, situated along the Colorado River canal, its water highly polluted from northern industrial waste.
The man’s sons asked me to swim with them. Gulp! I agreed, but carefully kept my lips sealed that I was not the best swimmer. After swimming a bit, I scrambled up the embankment, realizing that I had drifted. My sandals were far away. Suddenly, I felt a tap on my leg. I looked down to find my fellow pastor kneeling in the dirt, a towel and my sandals in his hands. He began to dry my feet. I resisted at first, but then let him continue.
I will never forget the feel of his touch, the love in his smile or our arms around each other’s shoulders as we walked from that place.
— KVT
How can you show your love this Advent season through a simple act of love?
O God, clothe us with humility so that others will see Christ in us. Amen.