Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pride or Plee?

Have you ever noticed how saying “I’m so unworthy” can function more as a form of pride than  a plea for deliverance?
"There are two ways to fail to let Jesus be your Savior.

One is by being too proud, having a superiority complex—not to accepted his challenge.

But the other is through an inferiority complex—being so self-absorbed that you say, “I’m just so awful that God can’t love me.” That is, not to accept his offer."
- Tim Keller, from new book on the Gospel of Mark,  King’s Cross (to be published later this month).

Hat Tip:  How an Inferiority Complex Can Be a Form of Pride – Justin Taylor: