(In)vulnerable

The more invulnerable you think you are,
The more vulnerable you really are.

Joe Perry, following crashing his Corvette into a guardrail and nearly flipping over, before coming to a full stop. Later going out for coffee with the investigating officer. No injuries to anyone, and no charges.

Sense that one can get survive anything.

Sense of invincibility being a dimension of the sin of pride.

Related: the more arrogant one is, the less one has cause to be arrogant.

The greater the sense of entitlement, the less cause for any entitlement.

The strength of not having to say who you are and what you need.

The emptiness of “Do you know who I am?”

It was pride that changed angels into devils.

St. Augustine

Though where is the source…

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2 Responses to (In)vulnerable

  1. On October 16, 2016, Lorne Anderson commented as follows:

    Were you asking where Augustine got his source? It’s Isaiah 14:12-15.

  2. Checked. Not verbally exact, but referenced to rise and fall:

    Isaiah 14:12-15
    New King James Version (NKJV)

    The Fall of Lucifer

    12
    “How you are fallen from heaven,
    O Lucifer,[a] son of the morning!
    How you are cut down to the ground,
    You who weakened the nations!

    13
    For you have said in your heart:
    ‘I will ascend into heaven,
    I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
    I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
    On the farthest sides of the north;

    14
    I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
    I will be like the Most High.’

    15
    Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,
    To the lowest depths of the Pit

    And what is this Sheol? Sheesh…

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