Some time ago we had occasion to come face to face with a striking example of spiritual pride. One of the members of [an A.A. group] was condemning certain ones for their failure to do what he thought they ought to do. Then, “Take me for example, I go to Communion every morning, I teach my children Catechism — in fact I have arrived at a point where anything I make up my mind to do I can do it.” Strewing incense at his own shrine. Stupidly glorifying himself. The sequel? He’s still drunk.
-Fr. John Doe (aka Fr. Ralph Pfau)