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I have been learning more and more about pride and humility lately.
Here is a short, but very revealing bit on Pride by Pastor Mick Antonaitis.
“Pride means that our interests get served first,
That our desires are more important than the desires of others,
That our opinions and point of view count more than those of others,
That what happens to us is more important than what happens to others,
That somehow we are better or more deserving than others.”
“Pride separates us from each other,
Pride says that you cannot say that you have been wrong,
That you cannot say that you are sorry.
Pride keeps you from repentance and confession,
Pride keeps you from asking for forgiveness,
Pride means that you must always win the argument,
that you must always prove your point,
that you always have to be right,
that it always has to be done your way,
that you always have to be in charge and in control.”
“Pride means that you can never make a mistake,
Pride means avoiding embarrassment and vulnerability at all costs,
Pride means never letting others see your weaknesses,
Pride easily takes offense… even if none was intended.
And pride usually doesn’t worry about giving offense to others
Pride seems to be the affliction common to us all.”
– Mick Ananaitis, “Clothed With Humility”