”Love one another with brotherly affection.
Outdo one another in showing honor.’
Romans 12:10 ESV
When Jesus washed his disciples’ dirty feet he took a swipe at their competitive nature, a not so subtle dig at their itch to be ‘first’ in his Kingdom. In this third brief post on the theme of pride, C S Lewis suggests that our competitiveness may be the best barometer of our problems with that particular sin.
‘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 patronise me, or show off?’The point is that each person’s pride is in competition with everyone else’s pride. It is because I wanted to be the big noise at the party that I am so annoyed…
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