“You are already filled, you have already become rich, you have become kings without us; and indeed, I wish that you had become kings so that we also might reign with you” (1 Corinthians 4:8).

Pride is recognized by its self-satisfaction (filled), self-sufficiency (rich), and self-supremacy (kings). It is the vice we detest in others but do not recognize in ourselves. Pride skews our vision and bends the light in such a way that all we see is our needs, wants, and desires. If pride is the basis of every other vice then humility is the springboard to every other virtue.

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