Pride Victory

When you are forgotten or neglected or purposely set at naught and you can smile inwardly glorying in the insult or the oversight – that is victory!  When your good is evil spoken of, when your wishes are crossed, your tastes offended, your advice disregarded, your opinions ridiculed and you take it all in patient and loving silence – that is victory!  When you are content with any food and raiment, any climate and society, any solitude, and interruption – that is victory!  When you can bear with any discord, any irregularity, any unpunctuality, any annoyance – that is victory!  When you can stand face to face with waste, folly, extravagance, spiritual insensibility, and endure it all as Jesus endured it – that is victory!  When you never care to refer to yourself in conversation, or to record your own good works, or to seek after commendation, when you can truly love to be unknown – that is victory!