We need to differentiate between the sin of pride, and the things we call pride that are really other things, like being pleased about one’s family, possessions or accomplishments. Even vanity, which is often confused with pride is not really the same thing. Even some kinds of bragging, though not necessarily a virtue, is not the same malady, proceeding as it does out of low self-esteem and insecurity, rather than out of arrogance and deadly pride. Maybe you read the story about the man who received a letter at his Washington, D. C. home, addressed only with his name, the name of the relatively obscure apartment building in which he lived and the name of the city. Then, written boldly across the envelope was this comment from the Post Office: “No Address! No Zip Code! Are we good or are we good?” Reader’s Digest
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