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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Pride

"Anyone who is so "progressive" as not to remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God." 2 Jn 1:9

Early in the church's life there were gnostics (those in the know!), people who believed that Christ's coming in the flesh was only a first step in faith, and that there was another stage of faith that allowed some to know the "spiritual" Christ and abandon their previous beliefs.

Some people in the United States who think we have developed an economic system that is far superior to any other are dangerous, just like the gnostics of old. They reduce life to how much a person has, not how they live and behave and in doing so are not only arrogant towards others, but dismissive of them. This is hardly the Gospel message. Only when we we seek the grace to live a life of integrity and respect for ourselves and others because we are all children of God and brothers and sisters of Jesus can we hope to be Good News in the world.

Today, pray to be free of the kind of pride that makes you look down on others.

Whose humble life and lifestyle has most impacted you?

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