The ego is like a crutch of a man with a broken leg, it needs to be strong to allow him to heal, but when the leg is fully healed, he let’s go of the crutch and walks freely.
A weak ego is bigger trouble, because it inflates and gets over protective.
Like a physical crutch, it’s an object without will or life of it’s own. It’s an inanimate puppet-scapegoat of the devil, which he’d been using to draw your attention from his actions.
“My ego did this, my ego did that.” – c’mon, face it, it was you, don’t blame poor little ego.