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Humble Victory: An Oxymoron?

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Guest Column My dad told quite a few Aggie jokes while I was growing up, but when I headed off to Texas A&M, that’s when he really started piling them on. Once he quipped, “Did you know that the phrase ‘smart Aggie’ is an oxymoron?” To which I replied, “On the contrary, ‘smart Aggie’ is redundant.” At first glance, the phrase “humble victory” seems like an oxymoron, words that don’t seem to fit together. Victory usually comes by power and might, not by humility. But during Holy Week, which starts on Palm Sunday, April 14, we will watch Jesus accomplish a humble ...

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