Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Our pastor has been saying that Lent is the time to see our wounds, the wounds that keep us from Christ and to ask Jesus to fix them for us.

And I've been thinking about my pride. I am often proud of other people, proud of my husband. But C.S. Lewis said that was different then the pride that is in myself. The pride that makes me think that I'm always right.

The pride that makes me want to give charity but not BE charity. And there have been times in my life where I could have been charity, I think.

I am not above God's charity.

But I have done a lot of things on my own and I think that has made me somewhat prideful. I've been trying to ditch the pride for awhile, but it's hard. It's a hard habit to kick, you know?

I've been humbled by the thought and I've started to pray more for myself then I ever used to. But it's still a daily struggle.

Do you have wounds that need healing?


  1. So true. Everyone could stand to pray more and seek to have more charity.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I had to laugh that you like ice cream more than chocolate. I know lots of women feel the same. =)

  2. Pride can really get in our way with our relationship with others and the Lord.
    Blessings, andrea

  3. So many wounds! And just 2 mins ago I got a message on facebook from an ex who asked for forgiveness! Talk about HUGE wound! and now God obviously wants to heal that one. He is so good!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Enjoyed visiting yours!

    Pride should be tempered with humility. One should never forget " but for the grace of God go I"...

  5. Pride is something we all struggle with. It almost becomes a habit that is hard to break.

  6. I used to deal big time with pride...still do from time to time. I've been humbled time and time again. I'm so thankful that the Lord is much more patient than I am!