September 12, 2022•93 words
A proud man has an eye to see his beauty but not his deformity; his parts but not his spots; his seeming righteousness but not his real wretchedness. It must be a work of grace that must show a man the lack of grace. The haughty eye looks upward, but the humble eye looks downward; and, therefore, this is the believer's motto: "The least of saints, the greatest of sinners"; but the carnal man's motto is, "I thank God I am not as other men."
—Matthew Mead, 'The Almost Christian Discovered' pg. 115