Tools for Growth: Shevet Mussar: Healing of Arrogance
Arrogance is a devastating and horrible disease for it brings a person to the point at which he will lose the pleasures of this world, and forfeit his portion in the World to Come. Therefore, anyone with intelligence should constantly pray for healing from this horrible disease even before the disease spreads through his body and he becomes too elderly and weak to deal with it at all. (Shevet Mussar, Chapter 17:19)
The Shevet Mussar is teaching us to use the prayer of healing when requesting God’s help in dealing with arrogance. We must look at arrogance as a disease, one that has a cure. We should pray that God help us access the cure that already exists.