According to Wikipedia, there was a nun in the twelfth century named Saint Humility.
She took the name Humility upon entering the monastery and was later canonized. It seems to me that there would be a lot of pressure in taking on the name Humility, like a guy changing his last name to Stud. But apparently she locked herself in a cell and didn’t speak to anyone for twelve years—only prayed—so I think she may have pulled it off. If I could do that, I’d tell everyone and probably write a book on it: Perfect Humility and How I Attained It. Which I guess answers the question why I have never changed my last name from Hayes to Humility.
Humility is a word we attach to many attributes, such as introspection, meekness, low self-esteem, graciousness, self-effacement—many or most of which are far from the word’s definition. But define it we must, for a study of history and the Word of God makes it clear that without it revival cannot occur. Thus humility is the second prerequisite for spiritual awakening.
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