Engaging the heart and mind
In humility, I think, we reach the most distinctive ingredient in the Christian character. Christian humility cannot be reduced to natural modesty (even when this is interpreted in terms of a reluctance to claim much for one’s moral achievements). It cannot even be equated with the theist’s natural self-abasement before God as the mysterium tremendum. It stems from the realization, so poignantly described by Augustine, that we are saved by the humility of God in living a human life and dying a human death for our sakes.
— H. P. Owen