YCTMWTD

PRIDE a Spiritual Cancer

In my book “Deathly Silence” I discuss the escalating problem of sin in our age. However, one sin in particular, may just be the root of many of our problems. That sin is “pride.” C.S. Lewis called Pride a “spiritual cancer.”

During June, every year, I take some time to reflect on the sin of pride. It’s quite easy to do so. Every year, beginning on June 1st we’re presented with a visual cacophony of graphic reminders. I’ve gotten so over this prideful overload that started calling them sin symbols and sin flags — much to the chagrin of those immersed in the PC, woke cancel culture of our day.


Every time I mention Pride Month in relation to sin, it’s not long before some triggered individual(s) chime in, insisting that this month isn’t at all about their sexual activities (sin), but rather about their identity — who they are, and even “who God created them to be.” With thirty years of research, dialog, and personal experience with this particular subject, I can say with unequivocal certainty that those statements are usually disingenuous at best. So much of this revolves around a spiritual disease I’ve termed “you can’t tell me what to do” syndrome — YCTMWTD for short. I know, even abbreviated, it’s a mouthful, especially for an acronym. However, the sin of pride makes it very difficult, even impossible for most to listen when another tells them their actions are sinful.


Yes, Pride is one of the seven deadly sins, but it's also a treatable disease.


It can be wonderful feeling when you can be proud of the achievements of someone you love. Spouses and parents know well this feeling of special satisfaction when they see their other half, or their children, succeed. At such moments, it seems as if our heart grows, and we are filled with bliss, joy, and love. However, like many good things, too much pride can lead us into trouble.


Think about this, What happens when the basis of your pride lies in competition instead of love, then pride can become one of the most destructive feelings we can have. A person who is proud in this sense constantly competes and is looking for ways to be better than others. She or he enjoys success only when it also means defeating someone else. Instead of t