Sunday, August 16, 2009

I Am Pride

PHOTO CAPTION: "Photo Courtesy of" Soul Watching Ego by h.koppdelaney.

"My name is pride. I am a cheater.

"I cheat you of your God-given destiny…because you demand your own way. I cheat you of contentment…because you “deserve better than this.”

"I cheat you of knowledge…because you already know it all. I cheat you of healing…because you are too full of me to forgive. I cheat you of holiness…because you refuse to admit when you are wrong. I cheat you of genuine friendship…because nobody’s going to know the real me. I cheat you of love…because real romance demands sacrifice. I cheat you of greatness in heaven...because you refuse to wash another’s feet on earth. I cheat you of God’s glory…because I convince you to seek your own.

"My name is Pride. I am a cheater.

"You like me because you think I’m always looking out for you. Untrue! I’m looking to make a fool of you. God has much for you, I admit, but don’t worry…If you stick with me, you’ll never know."

— From the communiqué at Shawnee Hills Baptist church (Fall 2007).

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