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Church as Equalizer

The church, God's church, is big enough, and small enough, to exalt the humble and humble the exalted.


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Heaven Helps the Humble

Christ sends none away empty but those who are full of themselves.


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Pity vs. Self-Pity

The attractiveness of pity and the ugliness of self-pity are unarguable. Yet we live in a society in which self-pity far exceeds pity. The excessively ...


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A Fruitless Quest

The search for self-fulfillment is endless, and endlessly frustrating.


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Aiming Too High

Some people get so caught up in their own holiness that they look at the Trinity for a possible vacancy.


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Dangerous Overconfidence

When you are too sure of yourself, you are less on guard against the enemy. Be alert, therefore, for the devil, who, if he can claim even one hair of ...


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Self-Consciousness Hurts

When a little child becomes conscious of being a little child, the child-likeness is gone; and when a saint becomes conscious of being a saint, something ...


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Invictus Revisited

When I was young, a poem often quoted was "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley.

"Out of the night that covers me, black as a pit from pole ...

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Astronomer Edwin Hubble Lied to Enhance His Image

Few people have had as many natural endowments or achievements to feel proud of as Edwin Hubble, the astronomer for whom the Hubble Space Telescope was ...


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Three Men Suffer from Messianic Complex

Psychologist Milton Rokeach wrote a book called The Three Christs of Ypsilanti. He described his attempts to treat three patients at a psychiatric hospital ...


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