B. POVERTY OF SPIRIT: God's Humility

 

In Chapter 8 of the Tao Te Ching we read:

"The highest good is like water.

Water gives life to ten thousand things and does not strive.

It flows to in places men reject and so is like the Tao [Way]."

 

How did God humble Himself? St. Paul in Philippians 2:6-8 tells us:

"Though he was in the form of God,

Jesus did not deem equality with God

something to be grasped at.

Rather he emptied himself

and took on the form of a slave,

being born in the likeness of man. ...

obediently accepting even death, death on a cross!"

Simplicity