"The most difficult lie I have ever contended with is this: Life is a story about me....I hear addicts talk about the shakes and panic attacks and the highs and lows of resisting their habit, and to some degree I understand them because I have had habits of my own, but no drug is so powerful as the drug of self. No rut in the mind is so deep as the one that says I am the world, the world belongs to me, all people are characters in my play. There is no addiction so powerful as self-addiction."
Don Miller in Blue Like Jazz, page 182.
It might be good for the American Church to repeat this as a weekly mantra for a year and see if we actually start to get it.