It's no different than self-righteousness in Phariseeism. You just find out what your movement considers "righteousness" in behavior and you seek to project yourself as superior in that thing. For many Christians it is this "buy the world a coke," "cumbaya," "can't we all just get along," "humble-pie" stuff. And so self-righteous people in that genre go around projecting themselves as better than someone when it comes to gentleness and meekness and desire for unity. They don't outright SAY IT mind you- they PROJECT it. They are sneaky- so much that they sneak their twisted motives past their own notice. But that is no different than the self-righteousness of the Pharisees. You can be just as self-righteous about LOVE as they were self-righteous about LAW. We don't have many LAW Pharisees today, but our churches are OVER-RUN with LOVE Pharisees today. Self-righteous people are concerned about being thought of by others and especially by themselves as morally superior. So they snootily lecture others about their inferiority as pertains to spiritual maturity and behavior. They are self-aggrandizing people who are primarily concerned with occupying the moral (whatever the morality whether law-based or love-based is irrelevant) high ground and constantly PROJECTING to others that great level of maturity and moral superiority which they possess over the ones they lecture. But here's the thing: The very fact that appearing this way and projecting that image is so manifestly important to them is unequivocal proof that they are actually the OPPOSITE of the very thing they try to project. Humble people are not constantly trying to APPEAR HUMBLE!!! Love does not VAUNT ITSELF!! I'm afraid that many, if not MOST people in our churches and seminaries are there because they are driven to maintain this image of themselves of being such great spiritual, wonderful, moral, humble people. Their attendance in spiritual institutions is meant to make themselves and others think of them as superior. It is that desire that is the reason they are there. The proof of that is what often happens when you point it out. They become OUTRAGED, INFURIATED and could seem to wish you dead. Isn't that what the "law" pharisees in Jesus' day were like when he pointed out THEIR TYPE of self-righteousness?