Humbled

Christian Herter was running for reelection as governor of Massachusetts, and one day he arrived late at a political function that included a barbecue. He had not eaten that day, and he was famished. As he moved down the serving line, he held out his plate and received one piece of chicken. The governor said to the serving lady, “Excuse me, do you mind if I get another piece of chicken? I’m very hungry.” The woman replied, “Sorry, I’m supposed to give one piece to each person.” He repeated, “But I’m starved,” and again she said, “Only one to a customer.” Herter was normally a modest man, but he decided this was the time to use the weight of his office. He stated, “Madam, do you know who I am? I am the governor of this state.” She answered, “Do you know who I am? I’m the lady in charge of the chicken. Move along, mister.”

Pride goes before a fall!

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”—1 Peter 5:6.

 

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