Religion: Words of the Week

"I have often thought. I hope not heretically, that humility, even more than charity, is the distinguishing mark of the Christian. Charity, in the sense of benevolence, may spring from many sources. Humility is, in my experience, almost inseparable from a Christian conception of the relationship between God and man. For by humility I do not mean a neurotic self-contempt or self-distrust, though there are forms of Christian, as of nonChristian, neurosis. The Christian realizes, on the one hand, that he is worthless apart from God, but on the other, that, as a...

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