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Murray, Andrew

[When] Jesus said, “Whosoever would be the greatest among you, shall be your servant” (Mt 23:11), He taught us the blessed truth that there is nothing so divine and heavenly as being the servant and helper of all....Being servants of all is the highest fulfillment of our destiny....

When I look...upon the Church of Christ in the world, I stand amazed at...how little humility is sought after as the distinguishing feature of the discipleship of Jesus...that humility is not esteemed the cardinal virtue....[Yet] it is the one indispensable condition of true fellowship with Jesus....

True humility comes when, in the light of God, we have seen ourselves to be nothing, have consented to part with and cast away self—to let God be all. The soul that has done this and can say, “So have I lost myself in finding You,” no longer compares itself with others. It has forever given up every thought of self in God’s presence...and seeks nothing for itself. It is a soul that serves God and, for His sake, serves all....The Spirit of Him who washed the disciples’ feet makes it a joy to us to be indeed the least, to be servants one of another.

Andrew Murray, Humility

In choosing a spouse, self-denial should be a characteristic sought after. Who are better suited to wedlock than men and women who have already died to self? Already they live to serve and please Another rather than selfish desires. Even now they deny legitimate self-interests to wait upon One to whom solemn vows have been made.

Walter Chantry, The Shadow of the Cross: Studies in Self-Denial