what makes the devil the devil is pride
it’s an anti-god state of mind
when I take pleasure in who I am
above the rest of mankind

pride is self-regard taken too far
it comes before the fall
think of yourself as you really are. . .
or don’t think of yourself at all!    [1]

the Holy One’s image I should reflect
and mirror for all to see
but pride reverses as one would expect
and the image becomes . . . .
well . . . .

~JD Collier

[1] Of course we all think of ourselves, but humility requires that we not think of ourselves in comparison to others in order to elevate ourselves.

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