Good morning Father! You say pride comes before the fall, how do we know when we are prideful? Lessons are to be learned not given, taxes are paid to governing bodies. Who is your governor? I have no taxes, but you tax yourself. The weight of pride creates an unpalatable tax that will weigh you down. There is no place in your heart for pride, you have to create that space. When you have done that, you have damaged my creation. Pride speaks very loudly, in greed, self - absorption, distortion, worry and many forms of negative thinking that are too numerous to name. There is one name that sums up pride-" evil". Get to know me, and then you will recognize pride. Love God!