June 2013

The Sin of Pride

Sin is such a devious aspect of our spirituality.  Although there are times when I am very aware of my sin at other times it is so subtle and deceptive.  Pride is one of the worst sins because it capitalizes not just on my failures but even more on my successes.  Just when I think I am making progress in some other area of sin, pride sneaks in and tells me what a fine person I am for avoiding this other failure.  Jeff Cook, in "Seven; The Deadly Sins and Beatitudes" writes "Pride is not thinking too much of myself; pride is thinking of myself too much."