Evil | Humility | Lost | Pride | Purity | Sin

St. Augustine says in The City of God that everyone in the world belongs to one of two cities: the City of God, which consists of “all who love God to the despising of self,” and the city of the world, who “love self to the despising of God.” C. S. Lewis encapsulates Augustine’s essential point in The Great Divorce: “There are only two kinds of people, in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘thy will be done.'” . . . Pride is the greatest sin because it is the living heart of all sins. Every sin says to God, “my will be done.” Pride is not some heinous sin that is practiced only by the worst of men and women. Pride is heinous because it is the heart of the spiritual cancer that affects mankind. But we need not live, therefore, in depression. We…

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