Wednesday, March 28, 2007

You may be Suffering from Pride if at least one of the following apply to you...

1. To think that what one says or does is better than what others say or do

2. To always to want to get your own way

3. To argue with stubbornness and bad manners whether you are right or wrong

4. To give your opinion when it has not been requested or when charity does not demand it

5. To look down on another's point of view

6. Not to look on your gifts and abilities as lent

7. Not to recognize that you are unworthy of all honors and esteem, not even of the earth you walk on and things you possess

8. To use yourself as an example in conversations

9. To speak badly of yourself so that others will think well of you or contradict you

10. To excuse yourself when you are corrected

11. To hide humiliating faults from your spiritual director, so that he will not change the impression he has of you

12. To take pleasure in praise and compliments

13. To be saddened because others are held in higher esteem

14. To refuse to perform inferior tasks

15. To seek to stand out

16. To refer in conversation to your honesty, genius, dexterity, or professional prestige

17. To be ashamed because you lack certain goods

From the Writings of Bl. Josemaria Escriva


Emitte said...

All of the saints have an important message for our time (all time in fact), but St Josemaria had a wonderful means of combining uncomplicated catechesis with holiness, and is a saint we will do well to invoke. St Josemaria, pray for us!

PBXVI said...

So true! I loved this advice. God Bless!