Thursday, September 30, 2010

I Need A Band-Aid

“Pure Christian humility is silent about the sins of others, or speaks of them with grief and pity. The spiritually proud person finds fault with other saints for their lack of progress in grace, while the humble Christian sees so much evil in his own heart, and is so concerned about it, that he is not apt to be very busy with other hearts.

One under the influence of spiritual pride is more apt to instruct others than to ask questions. Such a person naturally puts on the airs of a master. The eminently humble Christian thinks he needs help from everybody, whereas the spiritually proud person thinks everybody needs his help. Christian humility entreats and
beseeches, spiritual pride commands and warns with authority.”

~ Jonathon Edwards

Pride, especially spiritual pride, has really been on my heart and mind lately. I wanted to write about it more, but this thought says it all. No extra words necessary, except... OUCH!