I find humility / means to be hurt / It's not the earth the meek inherit / It's the dirt.
|Heel, Canis! Roll over. Play dead. Good boy.|
Perhaps humility is a virtue, but does humiliation reinforce humility? Is it true modesty if it is a ruse? And what of the anger he engendered in the Edessans? Wrath, after all, is one of the seven deadly sins. If his deception triggered their anger simply so that he could call them to repent, is that really holy work? I am unpersuaded that Simeon's work was an honest way to serve the Lord; there must be some better way that he could have testified without feigning mental illness and taxing his neighbors' patience.
By the way, if you didn't play the video in the song link above, give it a try. It is a My Little Pony compilation called Canterlot. You won't do better than that.