Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Grace Over Pride

"Pride isn't just exaggerating stories or accomplishments. Pride is an inflation of the soul. It is an exaggeration of my very being. It is sinister, it is relentless, it is crippling. there is only one thing in the universe strong enough to actually haul pride out by the roots...

...If it is true that pride is inflation of the soul, then the only time we are our true self is when we are devoid of pride. Grace is the only thing in all the universe with the power to destroy the pride that grows so relentlessly in my soul."

               - Joe Coffey in Red Like Blood: Confrontations With Grace, pages 79, 81