How good are you at being humble? Would you say you're awesome at it? It's kind of a tricky question to answer if you think about it. Whatever your answer is though, it's pretty much guaranteed that you wouldn't be as humble as Moses was.
In the book of Numbers in the Bible it says that "Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone on the face of the earth." Very impressive really. Moses was the world record holder for humility. The humility gold medallist. Although I probably should mention, tradition has it that Moses wrote the book of Numbers, which casts some doubt on the claim...
You can't find a better example of humility than Jesus. The king of the universe was the one washing those dirty, stinky feet. Jesus' birth was a long way from a palace. His mum was an un-married young woman. He grew up in an unimportant town, and people said "Can anything good come from there?" His friends were tax collectors and tradies who at all times smelled a little fishy. Any superpowers Jesus had were always used to help others - healing sicknesses, helping disabled people walk again, helping blind people to see, and feeding the hungry. Jesus lived his entire life putting others before himself. He treated criminals like friends. He had time for children. He risked his reputation constantly to serve and love the lowliest, the least re-spected people in his society. And when it came down to it, Jesus even gave his own life - humiliated and bullied and scarred - so that the whole broken world could be healed.
This month the challenge is not simply about thinking differently about ourselves. It is about practicing a different position in society. It is about getting down in the mud, sweat and tears of people who are struggling and actually doing for them what we expect others to do for us. It is about acting in ways that affirm that other people are more valuable than me. Not be-cause they are more talented, more powerful, or wealthier, but because they are made in the image of God.
God loves every life, every person, every family, every individual, and so should we. No matter who they are. Even the ones with dirty feet.