Lesson 8 : Humility

Welcome back to the first full lesson of this term. We had a lovely brunch last week – and now ‘got back to work’ 🙂

Using the Virtues Guide as a reference, we first looked at what humility or being humble really means.

We learned that being humble, is about taking on an attitude of learning. We’re not perfect, but we’re constantly striving to do better, not by competing with others, but by looking at our own ‘gifts’ and improving on them. Being humble also means to put others first – before ourselves. It also means asking for help, when we need it.

Before memorising today’s quote, we discussed that we need to show humility before God as well.

“O Son of Man! Humble thyself before Me, that I may graciously visit thee.” –Bahá’u’lláh

To remind ourselves of humility, and to practice being humble every day – we then made lovely little prayer book felt overs. Have a look at the pictures below.We just cut rectangular shapes out of felt, big enough to cover the whole book and allowing for fold-ins on front  and back. Then, using a blanket-stitch, we sewed the top and bottom-fold-ins together and slipped it over the books – done! 🙂 Decorating the fronts with buttons – for an extra special look.

We finished off with the song for this lesson called ‘Be Like the Earth‘…

That’s it for today – have a lovely week everyone and see you next week… 🙂

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