The people we immediately like are the people who give us the respect we consider we deserve, while the people we immediately, instinctively dislike are those who treat us like dirt.
In other words, personal vanity is a key factor in all our relationships.
If, however, instead of maneuvering for the respect of others (which is pride) we give them our respect by recognizing their God-given worth (which is humility), we shall be promoting harmony in God’s new society.
What are you doing to promote harmony in your spiritual community?
From John Stott’s book, “Ephesians: Building a Community in Christ”