The danger for all of us is that we will think we are better, more spiritual, and know more than others. Some Christians have such a high opinion of themselves that they think God is quite fortunate to have them. That would be of no important except that others, also because of a false self-image, believe them, making the church into an army of generals instead of a fellowship of people who love the King. Because grace runs downhill, it is very important that you not stake out your territory at the top of the hill.
– Steve Brown, A Scandalous Freedom: The Radical Nature of the Gospel, copyright 2004, Howard Books, page 101