As Jesus is the cornerstone upon which the Church is built, so are his teachings the unifying cornerstone of Christian doctrine.

How to be self-righteous

How can we be self-righteous? If we want to be holier-than-thou, we don’t have to go far for an excuse. Reasons to be conceited are many. Self-importance divides and separates us. We don’t really need to have a very large list of imagined superior attributes. We can ignore our many faults and choose a few traits where we feel exceptional and tell others including God about it. Could we imagine that we are superior in giving? Can we choose an expression of faith which we believe we perform more diligently? What if we accuse others of breaking various laws or denigrate their profession? When we allow a superior attitude to possess our souls, we tend to view others in harsh terms. And just like the Pharisee in Luke 18:9-14, none of our self-righteous bragging makes us right with God.

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