THE GREAT SIN
Pride is one of the primary forms of wickedness. In his classic, Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis refers to pride as The Great Sin: “There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people except Christians ever imagine that they are guilty themselves . . . There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves. And the more we have it ourselves, the more we dislike it in others.” Lewis says 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.” And he acknowledges that that might sound exaggerated. (page 109) “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you’re looking down, you…
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