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The C. S. Lewis quote is "Humility is not thinking of ourselves less. It is thinking less of ourselves." The poster liked the quote, but saw it had limitations. I think I understand - you can be thinking a lot about others - but not in a good way. Lewis is, however, encouraging self-forgetfulness over self-flagellation, an all-too-common ailment in religion to make us right before God instead of accepting the gift of Christ: utter forgiveness. "You're Paid In Full, bro," Jesus might say. "Now go love the people you meet and tell them I will make everything new." [If you do not know Jesus personally and supernaturally, you need to.]
All that reminded me of something we do: how easily we confuse having strength with being strong and forceful. We confuse feminism and femininity, lust with love and labor with work. It takes a little maturity and experience to understand the differences and the goals.
Hollywood does not help one damn bit. Normally.
But then we get Man of Steel and we are forcibly shown the difference between weakness and meekness.
General Zod shows up in Earth orbit and asks for Kal-El to be delivered to him. To prevent Zod's aggression and protect the people of Earth, Kal-El turns himself in to the U. S. Army.
He is marched down a hallway by soldiers to a holding room, seen in all the trailers. As he comes in, Lois Lane sits with him. "You let them handcuff you?" she asks, incredulously, knowing his raw power.
"Wouldn't be much of a surrender if I didn't," admits Kal-El with a je ne sais quoi of a demi-god walking through mortal paces. [Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7clp3s-15I ]
I love that scene. It is practical, charming, silly, childish, noble and funny all at the same time.
They have tied Silly String(tm) to the ankle of Godzilla and said "STAY!"
What's makes it funny is that Godzilla says "O.K."
If you are a Christian, and a Believer, you just saw the Jesus Style.
Here is the Man-God right after he calmed a storm, and cast out demons so strong they broke every chain to hold them:
Do you see how much raw power Jesus had? He told the storm what to do [Weather Control, you Supers geeks]. He told the demons to depart [Exorcism, you AD&D geeks] and he was fearless in confronting them [Immune to Fear, whatever system you like].
But He saw they were scared of Him. Terrified. They BEGGED him to leave, like the demons BEGGED Him to cast them into the swine instead of Hell.
And Jesus did as they asked.
That is meekness, personified.
That is Jesus, the Lord of Creation. The Real One. The one shown by scripture. My Lord and your Lord, if you ask Him to be so.
Thus endeth the lesson--the difference between meekness and weakness.