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The Paraclete

As the devil roams the earth, sometimes believing church folk depend on other Christians for support during occasions of doubt and despair. I find myself errantly choosing the wrong paths forgetting that I have professed God as the One on whom I depend. He is my faithful Redeemer who intercedes with mercy’s kindness, yet judiciously knowing I need a Father's kindling fire for my disobedient heart with love, forgiveness and discipline. My earthly friends would condone my narcissism and stubborn conceit which occludes the very Paraclete within me; penitence is what I really need. Quashing the ploys of the evil one, repentant souls refresh their spirits. Spurning Satan’s subversion teaches us dependence upon God's remedy for unfaithfulness, the loose rocks on our route. Vital to our strength is a well-meaning, wise Friend’s honesty. God’s Spirit is that xenolith who supports each believer, yokes Christians yearning to bring zealots back into relationship with their Redeemer. First words of each line can also be read as a "abc" type poem: As believing Christians doubt errantly forgetting God, He intercedes judiciously kindling love. My narcissism occludes penitence. Quashing repentant spirits teaches unfaithfulness. Vital, wise xenolith yokes zealots. February 10, 2020 Caren Krutsinger's ABCEDARIAN contest

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Date: 3/8/2020 10:42:00 PM
Reason, congratulations on your win with this poem and for the Christian wisdom contained within regarding the Holy Spirit and the Christian's need for fellowship and mutual edification. I love how the first words of each line form their own poem. Very talented! Enjoyed this very much. Blessings, John
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Date: 3/12/2020 10:50:00 AM
thank you so much, John for your uplifting, supportive comment. We are on the same page spiritually and I thank God for you, my brother in Christ.
Date: 3/8/2020 7:21:00 AM
Congratulations on your wonderful win Reason. xxoo
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Date: 3/12/2020 10:51:00 AM
thank you, Connie, for your encouragement.
Date: 3/4/2020 7:09:00 PM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing this spiritually reflective piece poetically. God bless you.
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Date: 3/12/2020 10:52:00 AM
I welcome your comment with open arms, Beata. It was a joy to write of a Friend who walks beside us moment by moment. Thanks for reading and replying.
Date: 3/4/2020 12:08:00 AM
Well done, Reason. Congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 3/12/2020 10:53:00 AM
Thank you, my friend, Eve, just getting around to comments. I appreciate your positive comments and Internet hugs.