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PRIDE OF LIFE

The natural tendency to egotism, which is partly the result of original sin but mainly the mysterious desire of human beings to do their own will even when this contradicts the will of God. It is an urge to self-worship, or self-deification, and is at the root of all sin.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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