The remedy to pride according to Augustine.

I love the train of thought that Augustine takes here.

Enemy is adverse to love.
Pride is the mother of envy.
Mankind is swollen with pride.
The humble Christ and his divine love is the remedy to our miserable pride!

Consequently, inasmuch as there is nothing more adverse to love than envy, and as pride is the mother of envy, the same Lord Jesus Christ, God-man, is both a manifestation of divine love towards us, and an example of human humility with us, to the end that our great swelling might be cured by a greater counteracting remedy. For here is great misery, proud man! But there is greater mercy, a humble God! Take this love, therefore, as the end that is set before you, to which you are to refer all that you say, and, whatever you narrate, narrate it in such a manner that he to whom you are discoursing on hearing may believe, on believing may hope, on hoping may love.

Augustine, On The Catechizing of the Uninstructed

 

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