You can top it

‘Blame sharing is another indicator that anger is simmering in our hearts. “I am above, I am better, so I must deflect some of this blame onto you.” Meanwhile, one of the marks of wisdom is a growing humility that knows you are worse than you think. Whatever wrong you see in someone else, you know you can top it somewhere in your life. So we want to make it our goal to love others more than we want to be loved by them.’

– Ed Welch, A Small Book about a Big Problem, p. 80 (Day 45)

(GSiV: HumilityRay OrtlundDane OrtlundJerry BridgesPiper)