Friday, June 11, 2010


Along with the sermon I mentioned yesterday, I've been listening to another gem by Tim Keller -this one on pride. The story of Haman and Mordecai, found in the book of Esther, sets the backdrop for a powerful message on the most insidious of sins. Talk about convicting. Here's an excerpt: 
A proud heart is always justifying itself.
You can't stay angry at someone unless you feel superior to them. There's no bitterness without pride.   -Tim Keller

Between this sermon and the chapters in Mere Christianity focused on The Great Sin, I've definitely got a lot to chew on.
If you want to find out how proud you are the easiest way is to ask yourself, "How much do I dislike it when other people snub me, or refuse to take any notice of me, or shove their oar in, or patronize me, or show off?"   -C.S. Lewis

ps:  i promise the next post will be light and frothy! 

1 comment:

  1. A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
    C. S. Lewis