Pride – Part 1

Pride directly affects our ability to empathize with others; to be compassionate to those around us; to see with new vision. As Pete says, “One of the most fascinating things about pride is that it hides itself from the individual who is afflicted by it.” I hope you’ll read his words, filled with wisdom gleaned from experience, transformed by Christ.

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I want to thank Susan Irene Fox for giving me the idea to do a series on pride in hopes that all of us will look deep inside ourselves and make sure that our pride is under control.
 
In my experience, if your immediate reaction to that statement is that yours is under control, it probably is not. I have been there before, and hope to never again have unrecognized pride in my life. This is a first installment to give you some background.
 
One of the most fascinating things about pride is that it hides itself from the individual who is afflicted by it. I bet all of us have seen people who are full of pride and wonder why they don’t take care of that attitude. Don’t they know it is unattractive and a big turn-off? Well, no they don’t. In fact, they don’t even see…

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  1. Thanks for re-blogging this Susan. When we discussed this topic, we were in the conversation with Lilka about our prejudices and lack of understanding other people groups and the difficulties they have faced. I brought up that I believe a big problem on both sides is pride, and thus the articles on pride. I am praying we get some feedback on the subject as we post these on coming Saturday’s.

    By the way, I did watch “13th” on Netflix WOW! I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s and had no idea about most of this. What an eye-opener! Thanks for suggesting it.

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    1. You’re welcome, Pete. Yes, me too on both counts. That’s why it’s so important to learn and understand the history behind all this. I hope you pass the word along. And thank you again for your contribution to our conversation on racism. It’s helping us all move forward.

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