Pour two cups of pride into a large mixing bowl while forgetting all the bad things you’ve done.
Add cup and half of good works to a cup of following church norms. Extra flavor occurs when family activities are sacrificed to accommodate church commitments.
Carefully compare yourself to others who’ve done worse things, then generously sprinkle in bowl when you need to feel good about yourself.
Smile continuously at those like you, but shake your head in “pity and concern” for those in need of God. Demonstrate disdain for particularly sinful people, and keep your distance unless, of course, on a church mission trip.
Carefully sift from consciousness all personal weaknesses, struggles, failures, sin and wrongs against others. Hide sifted mixture in large Tupperware container in back of your memory pantry. Use multiple containers, when necessary, and cover with black trash bags to insure no one accidentally sees your Tupperware.
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