It’s hip to be sad and melancholy, and righteous indignation can make you seem important, but we often forget about the importance of the positive virtues in life. Throughout our current sermon series, we will explore the positive virtues of the Christian life. In particular, why we ought to be serious about our pursuit of things like gratitude, forgiveness, and joy.
C.S. Lewis quote from Mere Christianity:
“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man. We say that people are proud of being rich, or clever, or good-looking, but they are not. They are proud of being richer, or cleverer, or better-looking than others. If everyone else became equally rich, or clever, or good-looking there would be nothing to be proud about. It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition has gone, pride has gone.” C.S. Lewis, p. 122