Fr. Sergius Halvorsen encourages Christians to imitate Christ's humility by submitting to the authority of God's instruction, giving thanks to God for its correction.
We may aspire to be humble, but unless we are submitting to the Lord's instruction that would have us imitate Christ who "emptied himself, taking the form of a servant . . . and humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross" (Phil 2:8-9) we risk an idolatrous image of humility fashioned by our own hands.
Fr. Sergius encourages Christians to imitate Christ's humility by
- Submitting to the authority of God's instruction.
- Allowing God's word to correct us.
- Giving thanks to God when corrected.
Fr. Sergius Halvorsen, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at St. Vladimir’s Seminary and contributor to Doulos – The Intensive Program in Servant Leadership, shares Part Three of a four-part series to explore serving with Christlike authority and humility.
What is Doulos?
The Doulos podcast explores servant leadership in an Orthodox Christian context.