God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Monday, October 24, 2011

Rules - 3:7

7.  Do not be proud & overbearing even though you have been blessed with the world's goods, or else adorned with fine gifts of personality.  For God who has given them will again take them away from you, if you misuse these gifts of His in pride & disdain of your fellow man.  


Even though you may possess a certain virtue that causes you to feel proud, by the same token you have so many bad habits & shortcomings which give you ample reason to appear small in your own eyes.  He who knows himself will surely find enough of his own faults to make it difficult to justify thinking himself better than others.

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2 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

I truly wonder how long the author(s) of these rules pondered their last sentences...Each always seems to end so incredibly powerfully...this being no exception to the "rule" (yes, pun intended....) Happy, happy, Monday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Faye Henry said...

Very interesting, Shirlee..
Have a great week..
Thanks for praying for my Mom...
Blessings..