Aura of Protection ~ Jousting with Humility

Aramis Thorn
3 min readApr 29, 2021


There is a daily contest in which we must participate and lose.

Greetings Dear Reader,

In the stage musical, Camelot, the knight, Sir Lancelot is being honest about his prowess in battle. He is not being boastful or arrogant but the truth can sound that way at times. Still, Guinevere asks a pertinent question.

She means it as an insult but anyone sworn to valor and virtue would welcome the question and can answer it honestly every day. The queen asks him, “Have you jousted with humility lately?” The question is always a valid one when we seek to follow Christ. It is only through humility that we find a way to wield our power with love and compassion.

When we fail at humility, we place demands and expectations on our love. This kills the impact of the love. We may still love the person but it cannot be seen because of pride, arrogance, or expectations.

Humility is the elusive unending quest of every Paladin. As my Grandfather used to say, “The problem with humility is that the moment you think you have it, you have lost it.” If we are to project a true aura of protection to others, we must diminish our own pride. We must constantly joust with humility and hope that it wins every time.

All that we are and do is a product of grace. The Father gives grace to the humble. My dear friend, Adam said that I am humble when we talked this week. He had no idea that humility was part of my writing this week. When he said it, I heard my Grandfather’s words echo in my mind. When we see humility in others, we should find a way to encourage them as Adam did for me. When others recognize humility in us, we must fight off the feeling of accomplishment and ask the Father to use his grace to give us more humility.

Each time we are asked to be the Paladin in the life of another human, we must hold our first fight against pride, judgment, and arrogance. All that we have that is good is through the grace of the Father and the mercy of Jesus. The Spirit will extend the grace to us to embrace humility every time we try. In those moments, Dear Reader, we align our path with faith and following that can spread our aura of protection around those who need it. We can be a blessing and help light the path. I only want my armor to shine so that it can reflect Jesus.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, “That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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Every human story is part of the great story that leads to the Father getting everything back to Good.

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