Out From Under the Umbrella

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Pride: A Primer


There are things I am proud of, accomplishments I’ve achieved, things I’ve done, skills I’ve acquired. I am proud when I’ve finished a 5k.  I am proud when I’ve completed a project to my satisfaction.

I am not, however, proud of being American, white, straight, or a woman. I am not proud that I am a southerner. I am not ashamed of these things either.  They just are.  I was born this way.  How does one take pride in, what George Carlin called, a genetic accident?  None of these things was of my own doing.  They do not make me superior in any way. Nor do they make me inferior.

Pride comes before the fall. ~ Proverbs 16:18

What are you proud of?