Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pride

"Pride is a deadly cancer. It is a gateway sin that leads to a host of other human weaknesses. In fact, it could be said that every other sin is, in essence, a manifestation of pride.


This sin has many faces. It leads some to revel in their own perceived self-worth, accomplishments, talents, wealth, or position. They count these blessings as evidence of being “CHOSEN,” “SUPERIOR,” or “MORE RIGHTEOUS” than others. This is the sin of “Thank God I am more special than you.” At its core is the desire to be admired or envied. It is the sin of self-glorification.

For others, pride turns to ENVY: they look bitterly at those who have better positions, more talents, or greater possessions than they do. They seek to hurt, diminish, and tear down others in a misguided and unworthy attempt at self-elevation. When those they envy stumble or suffer, they secretly cheer."

~Pride and the Priesthood President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

This was a really good talk from this last conference session, I think this talk will be talked about and referred  to for a long time. I found it interesting how he said that pride is the root of every sin. It makes me want to evaluate my life and think about what areas I am letting pride get the worst of me? My marriage, my friendships, My views on myself? defiantly something to ponder about.
I know that with the help of my Father in Heaven I can receive help and guidance in overcoming issues with pride.

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