This is Uriah Heep, an awful character from Charles Dickens' David Copperfield.
He is so hideous in his protests of how umble he is, how unworthy, as if umility were his middle name. He really gives a bad name to what it is to be umble. When it comes to Uriah Heep, you would much rather be proud than umble like him.
Uriah Heep could have been called Uriah Creep. Nobody can stand him. His hand feels cold like a frog. He is so snide and conniving. Meet Uriah Heep, and the last thing you would ever want to be is umble. Everything Uriah Heep says is the opposite of the truth. He is falsely modest. His smug umbleness is infuriating. He gets under your skin. Truly he is one of the worst villains in literature. Give me Iago in Othello any day.
I tremble a little at talking about simple umility -- I mean humility. After Uriah Heep, who consistently, vilely, brags about his own lack of pride, it sounds so conceited. You almost can't talk about humility without sounding vain and/or breaking into laughter. This is where I am now. Nevertheless, I'm going to try.
A recent post in the Heavenletter Spiritual Community Forum brings up the topic of humility. A lovely sincere person loves Heavenletters so much that she carries over some of her gladness and regard onto the receiver of God's messages as if the typist had something to do with the quality of God's words. Hey, this individual Godwriter is just the blind deaf lucky one who receives Heavenletters.
I am duty-bound to set everyone straight.
The person on the forum in response to Heavenletter #3736 Rise Above Yourself wrote:
Thank you, dear Lord, for this humbling and transformative letter from Heaven.This most certainly is a message of pure realisation that we have to be willing to look within and seek change, not look out to demand it. Thank you very very very much. I feel deeply humbled to read this message.
The writer of the comment above is just right. This Heavenletter™, like so many others, is humbling. And it makes us blossom to feel humble. God must mean meek when He says humble. Certainly, it isn't the vain who will inherit the Earth.
Then this dear person added:
Thank you, Gloria, for being a divine channel of God's light.
God in Heavenletters tells us that we are all instruments of God's Divine Light, for we are One with Him. Furthermore, God tells us to watch out about endowing other human beings with the praise that belongs to God. It is not a service to either party. To me, it is cultish.
Jochen, there is a Heavenletter in which God tells us about praising God rather than other human beings. I believe he says something like: "Be not a fan." You are so skilled at finding what God has said and where. Will you find it?
We come back to the fact that there is the same God within each one of us.
There is no knowing how this blessed service of Heavenletters came to me. And there is no one who knows me personally who can figure it out either. It's a mystery. Let's face it. Without God, I happen to be someone handy who knows touch-typing. Thank God and not me.