Pride, Pride, and More Pride

Excellent post on pride and its more subtle expressions!

See, there's this thing called biology...

“As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

pirate2I’ve written a fair amount about pride, here, here, here, here and here.  Actually, I’ve written at least a dozen more, but I’m too lazy to search for them all.

So why the big obsession with pride? Because it tends to be very painful and it separates us from God. Proud men aren’t just looking down on things and people, they are often looking down on themselves, too. As CS Lewis points out so well, if we’re looking down, we aren’t looking up.

It’s a bit funny, one of the fastest ways to win friends and influence people is to speak about pride…

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