R. Naftali

The Disease Of Conceit

05/14/2008
Rabbi David Wolpe is spiritual leader of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.

Most of what we are — our intelligence, our drive, our lineage, our land — are gifts. We did not create them, and when we take pride in our abilities or inheritance, we are denying the true Source of blessing. A self-made man, as Mark Twain said, is as likely as a self-laid egg.

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