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If pride comes before destruction
Look what humility can do
If you ask for help when you need it the most
How people will look at you!

My husband and I have recently encountered
A situation in which we needed money
We asked our church and they gave it to us
But it sure makes me feel all funny

I decided last night, I’ll never ask for help
Never ask for help again
Humility makes you into a looser
But pride makes you feel like you win

Maybe I’m wrong and should be more humble
Maybe I should swallow my pride
But it sure hurts to ask for help
I would have rather died.

Humility came before destruction
The destruction of my ego
It is hard to admit my faults and needs
Why? I’ll never know.

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