Monday, April 4, 2011


We celebrated 18 years of marriage yesterday, me and the Preacher man! He preached and did a really good job! He is just turning into a preacher more and more everyday! We sat on the back porch in the sun for a while, enjoying the 82 degrees. He wanted to take me out to dinner, so we headed off to one of our fav's, the Celtic Grill. We were very disappointed with the meal and service, so we're going to try again next week at a different place. So I think that means we will celebrate again! 
I read this about Pride this morning and thought I would share it with you.
According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.  From The Joyful Christian by C.S. Lewis
So this got me to thinking, what's the opposite of Pride? Could it be humility? So when Jesus tells us to have a humble heart, it's to save us from ourselves isn't it? I believe as C.S. does, that  the more pride one has, the more one dislikes pride in others. So does this mean that we can pick it out in others because we are full of it? Each person's pride is in competition with everyone else's pride. So by it's very nature pride is essentially competitive, while other vices are competitive more by accident. People who are prideful don't just want something, they get pleasure out of having more than the next person. A prideful woman will take your boyfriend from you, not because she wants him, but just to prove to herself that she is a better woman than you. C.S. Lewis also says: Nearly all those evils in the world which people put down to greed or selfishness are really far more the result of Pride.
So this gives you something to think about today, and pray about. 

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