As a proclamation, an anonymous pious soul circulated a list of the characteristics of a humble man. “Whoever reads it in the spirit of a good student, his soul will take delight, he will be content and he will pray”.
THE PORTRAIT OF A HUMBLE MAN
A humble man:
Is cheerful – he is not glum
Is simple – he is not suspect
Is easy – he does not cause difficulties
Is soft-spoken – he does not hurt anyone
Is peace-loving – he does not cause clashes
Is helpful –nothing is too difficult
Is lenient – he does not condemn others
Is grateful – he does not forget his benefactors
Is approachable – he does not forge distances
Is contented – he never complains
Is even-tempered – he does not become agitated
Is affable – he disdains no-one
Is grounded – he is not a day-dreamer
Is prudent – he is not rash
Is obedient – he does not contradict
Is patient – he is not anxious
Is composed – he is not led astray
Is useful – he does not cross his arms
He has been Graced with all the above and that is why he is Loved by all his fellow human beings and Pleasing to God.
NB: Therefore, this chart tells us that humility is not a weakness of humanity, but an adornment and a distinction.