Taking ourselves too seriously

Human beings have an amazing capacity for taking the noblest ideals and then twisting them to produce the very opposite. Years ago, a large statue of Christ was erected on the border between Argentina and Chile. Called “Christ of the Andes,” the statue symbolizes a pledge between the two countries that, as long as the statue stands, there will be peace between them. But then the Chileans began to protest that they had been slighted — the statue had its back turned to Chile.Fortunately, a Chilean newspaperman saved the day by writing an editorial that said: ‘The people of Argentina need more watching over than the Chileans.’ It soothed the ruffled feelings and gave everyone a good laugh.
I think God probably wishes we’d all take ourselves a little less seriously too.

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