I believe the opposite of pride is not humility. I believe the opposite of pride (self-elevation) is self-hatred / self-loathing (self-lowering). The opposite of loving one's self too much (pride) is loving one's self too little / hating one's self. The cure is learning to love ourselves - and we can't do that if we equate loving ourselves with pride.
second great commandment in the law starts with the foundation of
self-love, which then can be extended to loving others as ourselves.
That type of self-love comes from love of God - meaning, I believe, in
this context, recognizing that God loves us for who we are - since,
"We love Him because he first loved us." Thus, accepting that God loves us is the first step toward rejecting self-loathing - and accepting
that God loves everyone else as much as He loves us is the cure for the
other extreme: pride.
We are children of God, and HE loves us - he LOVES us - he loves US. That is the foundation on which everything else can be built.
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