(Psalm 10:4) “In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.”
We usually feel proud when others, particularly people we care about, hurt us or wronged us. This can hold us back from trying to reconnect with those people after the conflict. And as much as we may not want to admit, we use our pride to hurt them back because we convince ourselves that we’re just treating them the way they have treated us. We cut off all contact with them in all ways possible because our pride won’t allow us to acknowledge their existence.
My pride has made things messier than they ever should have been. It has gotten in the way of many opportunities to be the ‘bigger person’ or to rise above the hurt. However, in my quest for inner peace I can’t keep this up.My pride is something I am willing to let go if it means that I am one step closer to inner peace. I am tired of being angry. Although we fell off quite a bit and we are no longer close, restoring good graces would be for the greater good of us both. No matter how bad we fall off or how much I don’t want to care, we’re kinda family.
“For pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense”