Pride and humility
Question from Kyle Thebus on 5/5/2008:
Praised be Jesus and Mary
I attended a very interesting 3@BEC (20 something group @ St. Ninians, Cape Town) meeting this evening (5/5/08). The topic was pride and humility. And after discussing some scriptures, here is my question.
Can pride ever be a good thing?
To elaborate, for example, a mother being proud of her son for passing with straight A's...etc.
Please can you help me out...
Answer by David Gregson on 5/16/2008:
Sinful pride is defined as an inordinate desire for honor and distinction, to the point of being contemptuous of others, including and especially those set in authority over one. It's a mortal sin if one refuses to be subordinate even to God. A mother can be proud of her son without being contemptuous of others.