I thought this was so good, and it is probably something I need to read every single day (every minute, maybe?). Oh, I am so self-centered and self-righteous and everything else that begins with self.
“Every time we look at the cross Christ seems to say to us, ‘I am here because of you. It is your sin I am bearing, your curse I am suffering, your debt I am paying, your death I am dying.’ Nothing in history or in the universe cuts us down to size like the cross. All of us have inflated views of ourselves, especially in self-righteousness, until we have visited a place called Calvary. It is there, at the foot of the cross, that we shrink to our true size.”
—John Stott, The Message of Galatians (London: IVP, 1968), 179
As with most quotes that I post on my blog, this came from here.