Put in simple terms, humility means to live as close to the truth as possible.
Humility is in fact filled with power to bring forth life.
The word itself comes from the Latin humus, which means fertile ground.
As Teresa of Avila reminds us 'Humility is the principal aid to prayer'
We do not pretend to be more holy, more pure, or more saintly than we actually are.
We do not try to conceal our conflicting and contradictory motives from God - or ourselves.
And in this posture we pour out our hearts to the God who is greater than our heart and
who knows all things.
~ R Foster - Prayer (Finding the hearts true home)