Pride, self-centeredness, arrogance, selfishness;
different names for the same thing.
These are the root of all evil.
All a part of our human nature.
Or is this human nature?
Pride is more a disease infecting all humanity,
some suffering this disease more than others.
Human history is the story of the epidemic of pride.
Look upon your pride-filled enemy
as a victim of the epidemic,
and they will be your enemy no more.
When we see pride as an illness,
we give ourselves permission to feel compassion,
instead of anger.
And we can love our ailing enemies.
Jesus came to heal the sick.
He can free our souls of the cancer of pride,
and fill us with the love of His Spirit.
And I’m so grateful.