Guilty in Pride

Saturday, March 07, 2015

"I have heard people admit that they are bad-tempered, or that they cannot keep their heads about girls or drink, or even that they are cowards. I do not think I have ever heard anyone who was not a Christian accuse himself of this vice [pride]. There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves. And the more we have it ourselves, the more we dislike it in others. Christians are right: it is pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began. Other vices may sometimes bring people together: you may find good fellowship and jokes and friendliness among drunken people or unchaste people. But pride always means enmity — it is enmity. And not only between man and man, but enmity to God."
~ C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

I do not think I have ever heard anyone who was not a Christian accuse himself of this vice [pride]. I read this quote in Rodney Stortz's preaching commentary on the book of Daniel in the chapter he titled "Pride Comes Before the Fall" on Daniel 4:1-37, and I wonder if it is really the case.

Is it only Christians who feel guilty in pride? I certainly do.

pearlie

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