Monday, April 23, 2007


"The Christians are right: it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began. Other vices may sometimes bring people together: you may find good fellowship and jokes and friendliness among drunken people or unchaste people. But Pride always means enmity-it is enmity. And not only enmity between man and man, but enmity to God. In God, you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that-and therefore you know yourself as nothing in comparison-you can't know God at all. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.(God) wants you to know Him: wants to give you Himself. And He and you are two things of such a kind that if you really get into any touch with Him you will, in fact, be humble-delightedly humble, feeling the infinite relief of having for once got rid of all the silly nonsense about your dignity which has made you restless and unhappy all your life."

C S Lewis, Christian Behavior

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