To Label is to Libel

God calls us to change the way we look at people.  Not to see them as Gentiles or Jews, insiders or outsiders, liberals or conservatives.  Not to label.  To label is to libel….Let’s view people differently; let’s view them as we do ourselves.  Blemished, perhaps.  Unfinished, for certain.  Yet once rescued and restored, we may shed light.

-Max Lucado, from his soon-to-be released book Outlive Your Life

Pride is the Worst Sin of All

“Pride is the worst viper in the heart; it is the first sin that ever entered into the universe, lies lowest of all in the foundation of the whole building of sin.  Of all lusts, it is the most secret, deceitful, and unsearchable in its ways of working.  It is ready to mix with everything.  Nothing is so hateful to God, contrary to the spirit of the Gospel, or of so dangerous consequence.  There’s not one sin that does so much to let the devil into the hearts of the saints and expose them to his delusions.”

-Jonathan Edwards