Nov 5, 2006

The self-sins... dwell too deep within us and are too much
a part of our natures to come to our attention till the light
of God is focused upon them. The grosser manifestations of
these sins--egotism, exhibitionism, self-promotion--are
strangely tolerated in Christian leaders, even in circles of
impeccable orthodoxy. They are so much in evidence as
actually, for many people, to become identified with the
gospel. I trust it is not a cynical observation to say that
they appear these days to be a requisite for popularity in
some sections of the Church visible. Promoting self under the
guise of promoting Christ is currently so common as to excite
little notice.
... A. W. Tozer (1897-1963), Pursuit of God [1948]