I find these definitions from CJ Mahaney’s book Humility very helpful: Humility: Honestly assessing ourselves in light of God’s holiness and our sinfulness. Pride: Aspiring to the state and position of God and refusing to acknowledge our dependence on him.
Archives for June 17, 2011
In Creed or Chaos?, Dorothy Sayers has a chapter where she points out that most people outside the church would have listed the most important Christian virtues something like this: “respectability; childishness; mental timidity; dullness; sentimentality; censoriousness; and depression of the spirits.” In other words, many thought that Christians were dull, judgmental, and lacking passion. […]
Rick Warren, in The Purpose Driven Church: You may have heard it said, ‘If it can’t be done with excellence, don’t do it.’ Well, Jesus never said that! The truth is, almost everything we do is done poorly when we first start doing it—that’s how we learn. At Saddleback Church, we practice the ‘good enough’ […]