We think of ourselves as Christians, but do any of us deserve the title? Are we imitators of Christ? Do we willingly accept being humbled? Do we give heart-felt praise to those who beat us out?
Each of us is has an ego that is always shouting, “Me me, me!” How are we doing in our life-long battle with the pushy little guys?
To be a real Christian who loves his neighbor as himself, I must get inside that neighbor,learning why it is that he feels he must behave the way he does.
I had two friends who died a week ago today. They were men who subdued their pride. I feel that each of them could join St. Paul in saying, “I have finished my race. I have fought a good fight. For the rest, there is laid up for me a crown that God has prepared for those who love him.”