We don’t discover humility by thinking less of ourselves;
we discover humility by thinking less about ourselves.
-Dieter F. Uchdorf
from a talk found HERE.
Do I really need to be hit over the head with a brick? I've been ruminating on this thought (the quote not the brick). I've always struggled with depression and self-esteem. This makes sense to me.
Often we are taught that pride is a sin and we should do everything in our power to not be prideful. That doesn't mean we are to belittle ourselves in order to rid us of our "pride".
Another good point:
"The very word pride seemed to become an outcast in our vocabulary...I believe there is a difference between being proud of certain things and being prideful. I am proud of many things. I am proud of my wife. I am proud of our children and grandchildren.
I am proud of the youth of the Church, and I rejoice in their goodness."
Here's one that hit close to home:
"For others, pride turns to envy: they look bitterly at those who have better positions, more talents, or greater possessions than they do. They seek to hurt, diminish, and tear down others in a misguided and unworthy attempt at self-elevation. When those they envy stumble or suffer, they secretly cheer."
Ouch. Really? Hm. Ok. Well, things need to change then.
Just my thoughts for the morning.
What's going on in your noggin this chilly morning?