Okay so just kidding on the title. I have a lot more faults than just my pride. In fact I can relate all too well to this prayer I recently found in a 1999 conference talk:
So far today I have done all right. I haven't gossiped, haven't lost my temper, haven't been greedy, nasty, selfish, or overly indulgent. But in a few minutes, Lord, I am going to get out of bed, and from then on, I am probably going to need a lot more help."
I thought that was cute, although probably a bit too real. :-)
This week in seminary we have been learning about pride. I had the students rank themselves between 1-10 on how prideful they thought they were. After our discussion, and watching the seminary video, I think everyone ranked themselves higher.
The discussion was based on President Benson's talk on Pride where he defines pride as "enmity". And "enmity" is defined as "hostility, hatred and opposition". So, anytime we are in opposition to, or feel hatred or hostility towards someone, we are manifesting pride.
So with that as the definition, not only are we proud when we look down at someone, but we are also being prideful when we covet, gossip, argue with, are disobedient to, insist on it being done our way, worry more about what people think than what God thinks, and refuse to forgive--just for starters.
Hmmmm. Okay. So I guess I have a few prideful items to repent of. Or . . . I could just spend the weekend in bed. :-)
May you all have a humble weekend!