PRIDE & HUMILITY
Anthony David Swaroop Kumar
It was because of me that evil entered into this universe. I am proud to own it up! I was just a very small feeling in the mind of this famous Archangel. He just wanted to be worshipped by other menial angels. It was all because I goaded him. I became more prominent within him, naturally, till it blew him!
Because of me, only because of me, he had to leave his heavenly mansions, in a tearing hurry. Once he was out, he changed his name. I became very important to him.
Wanting company, he began to use me to trap others, the humans to join him. Even now, he is working hard to lure humans. In fact, let me tell you a secret. I am writing this only in the hope that some of the readers will also seek and get me!
Well, I love to talk about myself. My favorite words are: I, Me. & Mine. I frankly believe that there is no one else who can be better than me. Want to bet?
I live in these weak creatures called humans. In fact, I thrive within them, like a parasite. In these days, I am having a very nice time. Iíll tell you why.
All the bestsellers are talking about self-esteem and self -actualization. These are first cousins of mine. They easily give me their place in the humans.
Other humans develop what they call as Superiority complex. Once they have it, I can easily step into these fellows.
Once I am well developed, my servant (I mean the woman I live in) becomes full of herself! She canít stand if others get appreciated. She wants her friends (?) to regularly boost her up with platitudes. It doesnít matter to her that they may not be sincere! If they donít do so, she dumps them.
Always insecure, she is always unhappy. She is always afraid that some one else may take her lofty place. Ha ha ha! All this is because of me. ME ME ALONE!
You must have realized quite sometime back. I am PRIDE. Move aside and make way for me. I will enter you now.
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I donít want to talk about myself. I prefer to hide in the shadowsÖ.. Well if you insist!
I always listen. Always consider others better than myself. Perhaps I can learn when others, my brothers speak. I donít like the sound of my own voice. I am best not seen.
The one and only Good man ever to walk on earth enjoyed my presence. God Himself, it was because of me that He came down to earth. He chose a humble stable, a smelly manger to take birth.
His journey led Him to be crucified and He died for all mankind. All the while, He spoke with grace and truth, as I was in Him.
As I said, I donít want to talk about myself. Let me go. I am humility. Would you by any chance want me to come into you?
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Pride and humility. Whom will you choose today?
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© 2004: Dr.M.A.David S Kumar