A party of English tourists visited the house where Beethoven, the great composer, had spent the last years of his life. The caretaker led them at length into a certain room & reverently lifting the cover, said, "And this was Beethoven's piano."
A young lady of the party at once took possession of the music stool & began to play one of Beethoven's sonatas. The custodian stood by, stern & silent.
At last the young lady swung round on her stool & said, "I suppose a great many people who come here like to play on Beethoven's piano?"
"Well, Miss, Paderewski was here last summer & some of his friends wanted him to play, but he said, `No, I am not worthy.'"
- Sunday School Chronicle. (moreillustrations.com)
(Paderewski was the world-famous concert pianist & Poland's first prime minister)
Php 2:3 (NLT): "Don't be selfish; don't live to make a good impression on others. But be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself."
"It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment." - Assorted Authors.