Tim Keller recently gave an outstanding sermon on pride that hit me right between the eyes. I highly recommend listening to it during drive time one day. Keller spends quite a bit of time unpacking C.S. Lewis’s quote on pride and how it is the “sin underneath all sins.” Below is just such a quote I am proud to share with you.
“God wants to bring a man to a state of mind in which he could design the best cathedral in the world, and know it to be the best, and rejoice in the fact, without being any more (or less) or otherwise glad at having done it than he would be if it had been done by another. God wants him, in the end, to be so free from any bias in his own favor that he can rejoice in his own talents as frankly and gratefully as in his neighbor’s talents – or in a sunrise, an elephant, or a waterfall. He wants each man, in the long run, to be able to recognize all creatures (even himself) as glorious and excellent things.”