They, whoever, they are says that pride is the worst sin. I believe the “they” could be CS Lewis in this case. I also believe he gave a huge reason why this is so but at this time I do not remember what that is but from my own experience, which is all I can call from really and be truthful. I seem to believe this, pride being the worst sin, could be true. I stepped out in truth yesterday, let go of my pride and I listened to that little voice in my head, the big longing in my heart.
The voice, telling us to do something that will make us very uncomfortable. We often ignore the voice and continue on with our lives but it is there, in the background, lingering, waiting, asking us to take action. A constant reminder of, oh yeah, that one thing could have changed other people’s heart, someones outlook on life. It takes big courage to listen to this voice and admit that we were wrong, especially to the one we have wronged.
Yesterday, I did this sort of thing. I reached out, poured my heart out, apologized and I did so not expecting anything in return. I did this because it was the right thing to do. I did this and the little voice finally shut up. A weight was lifted and it felt pretty good. In the past, when doing this kind of thing, I would be filled with anxiety and worry about the whole situation but not this time. This time I am filled with peace and comfort. The difference was in the prayers before acting. The prayers during the action and after.
According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind. Mere Christianity CS Lewis
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