The Greek word for pride goes with haughtiness and arrogance.

Pride is listed as one of the seven deadly sins. It is to refuse God’s help.

But in our modern English language pride can be a good thing. We can take pride in our work. This means we give it our best.

I am taking pride right now in a great group of children and parents from Gesu Elementary School. The Gesu Elementary school chess club has now won the Ohio State Scholastic Chess Team Championship in our unrated section  for the third year in a row!

And I am proud to be their coach.

I give thanks to God for our safety travelling, our beautiful team cooperation and love, and our uncommon success.