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He beat upon his breast As he fell to the ground Mumbled words escaping Heart's pain formed into sound “Please…Forgive me, oh Lord I am so full of sin This wretched game of life Alone…I cannot win I’ve cheated; I’ve lusted I’ve inflicted abuse Dear God…I clearly see To you…I’m of no use “Forgive... God…oh, forgive…” His beard soaked up his tears As gut wrenching sob Gave voice to all his fears The “righteous” man just watched His pride filling the place “I thank God, heaven’s light Is shining on MY face. Lord, you know my good deeds I help the poor in need I gladly give my tithe For Lord, I have no greed Oh Lord, I’m not like him That poor man on his knees I’m glad I can stand tall For I live life YOU to please.” On sinner and not “saint” The good Lord’s blessing fell He needed to be saved Enter heaven and not hell The other felt holy Justified in his eyes The Bible makes it clear His "righteousness" was lies A lesson comes to us About the sin of pride People who are humble In heaven will reside So be kind and gracious Remember your true place For the humble in heart Will live to see God's face. Jade Celeste I'm going through my older writes and reading posts left by friends. :) It is like reading a journal and reliving lovely memories. This is a poem I posted a long time ago, and I'm reposting it now. I feel that I need to learn this lesson. We get hurt when our pride is touched, but who are we to be proud? We are finite and God is infinite. We all make mistakes, and we should forgive one another. We sometimes see others sins and are blind to our own...as in this story recorded in the Bible. I'm willing to learn. Christ was humble enough to wash the feet of His disciples...even the feet of his betrayer. Who am I to do otherwise. I need forgiveness...

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Date: 3/25/2015 8:13:00 AM
I am happy to read this gem. A great choice to repost!
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Date: 3/23/2015 10:15:00 AM
Such faith-filled, thoughtful write, dear Eileen. I have the pleasure of another hour to read and ponder on beautiful writes such as this one. I see an even more lovelier soul in you! I am humbled with such wise words. Thank you for sharing your contemplative thoughts...a 7 and fav, again. PS. Happy to "see" you. Sad about Demetrios, though :(
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Date: 3/23/2015 10:12:00 AM
Well worth rereading and pondering. Thanks for reposting Eileen. HugsRick.
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Date: 3/22/2015 10:50:00 PM
My friend, I have sent you mail re your poem. love Shane xxx
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/22/2015 11:18:00 PM
My Dear....I have responded. I'm glad this poem gave you food for thought, Shane.
Date: 3/22/2015 7:28:00 PM
Yes, forgiveness that refreshes the soul and enables us to extend this to those who have hurt us . . . it's only in this humble state of love that we can be love for others. . . rich is your journal LO!. 7
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/22/2015 11:54:00 PM
Hey you....it's only when we compare ourselves to Christ that forgiveness becomes a possibility. He was the Lord of Lords, and yet...he was subjected to cruelty, pain, and injustice and yet...while on the cross he prayed to God and said..."Forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing." Them...the ones who were calling for his death. David, so good to have you here. It brings me comfort. Yes, my journal is full of friends...old and new. I read how relationships change and evolve. Sometimes...it brings sadness for those who are no longer here...sometimes...it brings joy for new friends I've met. There is always truth to be found. Hugs
Date: 3/22/2015 5:31:00 PM
Such a powerful write Jade ! Love this ! hugs ..... Bev :)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/22/2015 11:54:00 PM
Thanks, Bev. Glad you stopped by...
Date: 3/22/2015 5:21:00 PM
I felt the emotional force behind these words. Well done. Emile.
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Date: 3/22/2015 12:27:00 PM
eileen, your spirit has a deep connection with the One... such a graceful work all the way..i am touched!.. huggs
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/22/2015 1:08:00 PM
Thank you, Nette. Thanks for the lovely visit. God speaks to me and corrects me, Nette. I haven't been acting in a way that is pleasing to me. :( I'm human...I need forgiveness. The good thing is...unlike humans, who God forgives our sins...he wipes the slate clean and gives us a new start. He can only teach us if we are humble and willing to learn. It's a lesson He reminded me of today. Thanks for the hugs...