Not every humbling may be God’s will. I think of the humbling of those who have survived the recent hurricanes. They have been humbled, losing homes, belongings; roads, water, and power. But sometimes God does bring about the humbling. Like the humbling of the vineyard in the first reading, with the walls torn down by the owner (!), allowing weeds and thorns to overtake it, and animals to trample it. Then the owner, the Lord, commands that clouds not rain on it. The vineyard is threatened, destroyed, to the point of being fruitless. Not even wild grapes could grow in such conditions. That is a humbling.