In Part 4, we talked about injustice and pride, but there is one little point that we need to remember when talking about pride as THE fruit of the NCW: it’s a pride born from dedication and blind devotion. It’s not an intentional pride; rather, it grows organically from bad seeds, and I seriously doubt they can see what to us is as obvious as can be. Just as all heresy flows from an overemphasis on one doctrine to the detriment of another, so evils must flow from this deficiency.
- “Love of neighbor that is born from the love of Christ seeks the good of the other and does not keep score of such things. It elevates the other according to his dignity, even if he is those things. As Christians, we are called to love our neighbor because he is good, despite the fact that sometimes he does not do good.”