At the last supper just before Jesus was arrested, He washed the feet of the twelve disciples. Washing the feet of another was an act of humility and love. He demonstrated to his disciples that he had the heart of a servant and not of a master. He demonstrated that one’s pride should never prevent anyone from serving anyone in any capacity necessary. He was, also, demonstrating that a person must be humble if he expects God to exalt them.
The interesting fact is that he washed the feet of all his disciples that were in the upper room. That included Judas, the disciple that would betray him and bring about his death. Yes, he humbled himself before the disciple who betrayed him, and on the cross, he asked God to forgive those who had whipped him, beat him, humiliated him, and put him on the cross to die.
Despite his power and identity, he rejected arrogance and pride; and was humble even to the end.
Humility, then, is not an emotion that should be avoided, but rather an attitude that must be sought after and nurtured if we are to please and serve God.
“And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven..” Matthew 18:3