Rev. W. E. C. Smith of Dorchester addressed the St. Paul's Society last night. He took his subject from the story of Jesus washing His disciples' feet. He said: Some people have very peculiar ideas of humility. It seems to some that to be humble is constantly to disparage one's self, to deny any good quality or talent that one may possess; but this is rather dishonesty than humility.
Another strange idea of humility is the thought that all a man can do is worthless because others have done better. Thus a student may feel that what he knows of a subject is of no use because his master knows more. This again is not humility. Humility is the feeling that we are not too good for any work that we may be called to do. A man who is willing to do anything necessary, who is not ashamed to turn his hand to the most menial tasks is humble. In the life of Christ we find perfect humility. He was willing to wash his disciples' feet because it was a courtesy which no one else would stoop to offer. Finally, Christ gave His life for us, for He did not feel that though He was perfect He was too good to sacrifice Himself for us. Perfect humility is a beautiful thing and well worth having.