Replacing Pride with Humility and Gratitude (Fri. July 30)

The word of the day is “received.”  It takes the spiritual gift of discernment to recognize the difference between what comes from our own ego and what comes from the Spirit of Christ.  What originates in our ego comes from our own pride.  But we receive what is of Christ.  We can only accept it with humility and gratitude as a gift.  In today’s study, we will learn that this attitude will enable us to set aside the pride that is so divisive and attain the peace of contentment with what God gives. In our reading of 1 Cor. 4:5-8, St. Paul sternly rebukes the boasting of the Corinthians.  Their judgments of each other are driving a wedge between them.…