Central to Marpeck's concept of the "humanity of Christ" in "Concerning the Lowliness
of Christ" is the theme of suffering with, and in imitation of, Christ, in the path of salvation.
Since we recognize in our Savior the clear signs of the dual nature, let us not in the glory of God have doubts about the reality of his flesh, nor in the lowliness
of man have doubts about the majesty of the divinity.
The Quranic verse has firmly and for all times removed the stigma of contempt and lowliness
, which was the lot of women in the earlier social structures or ways of life ordered by beliefs of antiquity.
And, although it seems a paradox, this ability to look further and love more universally with greater intensity can be acquired only by following the way of the Lord: The way of lowliness
and of humility, taking the form of a servant.
Merriam-Webster (2004) defines humility as, "The state or quality of being humble; freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness
of mind; a modest estimate of one's own worth; self-abasement.
They inspired a rapid rise from League One lowliness
to Premier League mid-table comfort.
For Weil then, as for many others responding to the peculiar crises of the twentieth century, whether in thought, society, or poetics, a central practice--the practice of consenting attention--offers a mode of response that can presume the lowliness
and constraint of the individual in an industrialized and collectivized economy, the worth and dignity of the other and the coordinate imperative to love selflessly, the reality of an unreachable but desirable truth that can penetrate the one who waits for it, an immanent, transcendent Other with whom we might make contact, and the deep value of poetry.
Where the difference of condition is obviously great, nothing is lost, and something may be gained, by familiarity; the condescension is so apparent, that though it properly excites both admiration and gratitude in the indigent, it does not infallibly prove the lowliness
of the superior.
Both poems deal with primroses and violets, but Keble's has a moral message about lowliness
and humility being pleasing in the sight of God:
Colossians 3:12 reads, "Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness
, meekness, and patience.
When the captors of these Lebanese refer to them as "guests," it resembles the policy of Syrian intelligence, in inviting those it wants to insult "to a cup of coffee," in order to break their will and insult them, prompting them to admit their lowliness
before their captors.
The topographical and social valances of "high" and "low" complete the punning, allowing Sigupala to revert to his favorite theme: the social lowliness