Monday, June 2, 2008

Am I Sick?

I found this quote from British Christian G.K. Chesterton on a friend's blog. Chesterton was a witty journalist, poet, novelist, playwright and apologist of the early 1900s. I've not been able to get it out of my mind, so I thought I'd share it, especially since Darin's sermon yesterday dealt with pride.

"The one spiritual disease is that of thinking that one is quite well."

I hope I'm not sick with this. The only antidote is humility, and it's usually applied intravenously, with a sudden, giant needle. Unfortunately, the diagnosis usually goes undetected for years on end, because we're too busy recognizing symptoms in others to see how near-death we are.

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