I just think it's such an interesting point, that pride is such a different sin than others, and it's the competition in it that sets it apart. Pride is all about being better than others, and that, as I see it, is as far from progressing towards exaltation as we can get. I see Christ's prayer for us to be one with Him & the Father as an invitation for us to enter into the same kind of relationship with Him as He has with the Father. That requires total unity, complete one-ness. Pride is completely incompatible with that type of relationship. This need for competition is keeping us from having that kind of relationship with Them, and with each other as well.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Pride... preventing Deification
In preparing lessons for Sunday School recently, I've been thinking a lot about pride. As I was reading a bit, I turned to some C.S. Lewis, as I like to do, and came accross one of my favorite things he wrote, from Mere Christianity.