2 men go to thier place of worship, a tax collector and a business man, the business man begins to pray to his God:
"Lord, I am pleased in giving you what you ask, I am solid in my faith, I have followed what you said, I have built your temple as you have laid out before me, I am a perfect example of your love and grace unlike this tax collector beside me."
The tax collector bow his head and prays:
"Lord do with me as you will, I know that I know not your intent."
Who do you think left exalted?
The one who exalts himself shall be humbled, and the one who humbles himself shall be exalted. Yhis is not about religion, it is about faith in things greater than ourselves. You may see God, Odin, Nature, Maiden, mother and crone, or whatever brings power. Even if you worship time and your own energy, you need to know that you don't know to learn. Only an open mind can grow.