PRIDE

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Pride transformed Lucifer into Satan, and  It was also the sin of pride committed by Adam and Eve introduced death and suffering into the world. “Pride is the commencement of all sin,” wrote St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430).  The serpent which introduced Eve to the sin of pride was Satan himself, eager to share his condemnation with Humanity.

The sin of pride is an excessive preoccupation with self. For example, let us consider the wrong motif in knowledge pursuit.  It is bad to study hard solely to become experts in our fields.  The focus is the student ― personal glory ― pride.  Knowledge for personal glory will lead to pride and enmity against God and neighbor.

The sin of pride is foremost among the seven “deadly sins,” because it is the “sin of the devil.” We should examine how pride manifests itself in our thoughts and lives to replace it with HUMILITY.

 

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