Poem: Still Forgiven

O My Lord, there is no one vaguely like Thee,
Who has the ability to forgive me of my iniquity.

Failure to accept Your grace is a sin of pride,
since Your presence within me, can divinely reside.

Forgiveness is a powerful weapon for my wounded soul,
when I recognize that only You can truly make me whole.

Help me Lord, to rightly walk in love without hypocrisy;
help me observe the Christ - in everyone I meet and see.

Don’t allow poor, quarrelsome behaviors to rise up in me,
for ungodly uproars may create opposition to God’s decrees.

Remind me to be kind, gentle and tender-hearted to those,
who still suffer under the weight of sin’s deathly throes.

In the remainder of my days, I will continually confess,
that I’ve been cleansed of all traces of unrighteousness.

Despite my human imperfections, my spirit won’t be riven,
knowing that I am greatly blessed and… still forgiven!
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Author Notes:

Loosely based on:
Matt 20:25-26; Acts 10:38

Learn more about me and my poetry at:
http://www.squidoo.com/book-isbn-1419650513/

By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2013, All rights reserved.

What ?

Failure to accept Your grace is a sin of pride ?...this poem is arrogant, preachy and shows little respect for those
who think in another way,you try to sell a personal, subjective belief as objective, provable truth. Not a good
poem.

there is nice ryming here mr philibert

for me i see only mr jjbreunig praying with devotional for self, not making missionary work to me

Agree to disagree

Failure to accept Your grace is a sin of pride ?...this poem is arrogant, preachy and shows little respect for those who think in another way,you try to sell a personal, subjective belief as objective, provable truth. Not a good poem.

While you too are entitled to your own opinion, disagreeing with me doesn't invalidate the quality of my writing. My having an opinion is not disrepectful of opposing sentiments. The only arogance, here, is the tone of your comment. By definition:

All sin is an offense against God and a rejection of his perfect love and justice. Therefore, to reject God's grace, demonstrates a selfish attitude, undergirded by pride.

Please refer to:
http://www.saintaquinas.com/mortal_sin.html
http://www.seekgod.org/message/grace.html

No one forced you to read my poem; it's not my concern that you were offended, since you disagreed with me.

Logic, when applied to people, fails miserably. --Joseph J. Breunig 3rd

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