Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Word from the Wise

I came across this quote from C.S. Lewis this morning as I was reading through a book. It really stood out to me.

There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which everyone 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... The essential vice, the utmost evil, is pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleebites in comparison: 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... As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.

~C.S. Lewis


Rachael said...

That's good, Annie

ATinkLife said...

That is so great, Annie! Thanks for sharing that; we are huge fans of C.S. Lewis, but were not familiar with that particular excerpt.

holly said...

mere christianity?

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Awesome. I needed that this morning.