Week beginning: 8th November, 2015

By Timothy Laurence | London

"We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. ... But, "Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord." For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends."

2 Cor 10:12, 17-18 (NIV 2011)

Commendation counts for lawyers. The profession has developed sophisticated ways of commending itself and individuals within it. But it's as dangerous as it is easy to become drawn into an economy of mutual self-congratulation.

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