From Dr. Paul Brand:
“As a former missionary in a helping role, I know too well the human weaknesses that lead to spiritual pride. Media evangelists and Christian speakers and performers have described to me their unique pressures. They can easily bask in the glow of warm acceptance and ego-satisfying comments from adulating fans. Executives in Christian corporations and pastors are subject to the same temptations of pride and status.
“None of us is exempt. Radical Christians who urge action in the inner city, politically conservative Christians who give large sums of their investments to missions, seminary students who glory in their new-found knowledge, church members who fill out committees within the church — all of us need to come back to the image of the Son of God kneeling on a hard floor and unbuckling sandals covered with choking Palestine dust.”
Fearfully & Wonderfully Made by Dr. Paul Brand & Philip Yancey