Its not about modesty of dress…although that is definitely an issue, but about modesty of attitude. To me, nothing is more frustrating than people who think that just because we are Americans that we deserve to be on top of the world. I also live in Texas, which is to the United States what the United States is to the world. We beam with pride here.
Nancy Gibbs, the writer of the Time article, makes a great point about modesty. It has political value and is useful in solving problems. So why don’t we see more of it?
I think our country would do well to look at this time, a time of economic upheaval, as a time to go back to our modest roots. We are not the best country in the world. We might become that if we stop basking in our glory and start working, in humility, to solve our problems.
He mocks proud mockers
but gives grace to the humble.
Proverbs 3:34 NIV