if a person tries to cover up
by lying ("i didn't do it!"),
by excusing it ("it wasn't that bad"),
or by justifying it
("it was the right thing to do in my circumstances!),
his pride will move God to oppose him.
and people will learn
that he cannot be trusted
admitting one's wrong-doing
and then abandoning it
gains God's compassion first.
then most of the time
it will cause people to be compassionate also,
especially if they have been transformed
to God's conviction.
(reflections on proverbs 28.13)
Touched by this Poem that was read on Sunday before communion - Before I take the body of my Lord Before I share his life in bread and wine I recognize the sorry things within These I lay down The words of hope I often ...
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