Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SPC - 'Seven Deadly Sins' - #4


To me, it seems that all of the other six of the Seven Deadly Sins flow from this one, pride.

Defined by Dante as "love of self; perverted to hatred and contempt for one's neighbor."

One of my favorite passages from the Bible is in Philippians, Chapter 2

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,but made himself nothing, taking the very nature[b] of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross!

If Jesus Christ himself did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, then who am I to do otherwise?

And yet, I do it. Over and over, I do it.

I want control.

I know better.

I am right. You are wrong.



On a lighter note, I have a bonus photo for you, still in the 'Seven Deadly Sins' challenge, but since this is the last week for the challenge, I thought I would just add it here.

My lovely wife spent a whopping $50.00 at GFS the other day and they awarded her a grand prize of 5 pounds of savory hot dogs.

We ended up using many of them at a little get together with some good friends from church this past Friday night, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get a self portrait with these babies, especially when the SPC challenge theme is the Seven Deadly Sins which includes -- Gluttony.

MORE gluttony?

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