Great Men I

A great man is always willing to be little. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century philosopher)

In 21st century life, we don’t see many men that Emerson speaks of. The “greater” men seem to be (at least in their own estimation), the more they try to build on their reputation. The really great people, however, are those who want to build up others. And to help lift someone up, it usually means stooping down to give them that lift. True greatness is accompanied by humility.

John the Baptist: “He (Jesus) must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” (John 3:30)