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I listened to a conversation I didn't mean to enter but an evil sneer sent in my friend's direction led me to speak before I realized it was a mistake. In defense of my spiritual sister, and the Truth of God's Word, I very calmly asked a stranger why he believed the Bible was wrong. His response was a finger, shaken in my face and unsavory words I'd not repeat. I shook the dust from my feet and turned away.* But before I was able to take two steps, the stranger continued to rant, "You know the Bible is out of date. It doesn't matter what it says!" I sighed, took a breath and said a silent prayer. "Sir, if you will kindly allow me to say a word or two, I'll continue our discussion in a peaceful manner." He looked uncertain, so I began to speak of my beliefs, but he stopped me in mid-sentence and said, "That's nonsense! I don't want to hear any more." I learned long ago that a soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger,** so I said, "Have a good day." He smirked as though he'd won a victory in a game of Chess, looking at me as if I were a loser, a pawn, and he a king, so besotted with himself, thinking he had won. There was a grin on his face, laced with honied contempt. I nodded to my friend, and she concurred with me, leaving at this moment was what we had to do, knowing in our hearts, it's what God expected of us. I allowed the stranger to wear a hollow crown in which there is no honor, no triumph or glory. I didn't say, "Sir, your reasoning is flawed." With one more Divine inspired thought I'd have said, "Checkmate," but it would've been a waste of time to throw my pearls before the feet of swine..."*** I recalled, "Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."**** With enlightenment right in front of him, he refused to see that his reality is merely a fantasy, so in darkness he remains... His shallowness betrayed what his heart may have spiritually enfolded. How unfortunate and tragic it is to me, that blind ones are concerned about nothing more than winning a battle but fail to comprehend the reason for the war. October 12, 2021 The High Road Contest Sponsor: Gina McIntosh * Matthew 10:14 ** Proverbs 15:1 *** Matthew 7:6 ****Matthew 23:12

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Date: 10/27/2021 10:44:00 AM
Excellent Jenna and very wise. I like the part where you and your friend were still with one heart in a knowing look. Wonderful weaving of important pieces of scripture into this experience. Congratulations on many levels.
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Date: 10/27/2021 11:03:00 AM
Thanks for the fine comments, Sam. I'm happy to see you mention the scripture that I thought were very appropriate.
Date: 10/26/2021 11:44:00 PM
A beautiful experience with a person sceptical about great truths. "I'd have said, "Checkmate," but it would've been a waste of time to throw my pearls before the feet of swine..." Great thought. Congratulations!
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Date: 10/27/2021 11:02:00 AM
Exactly, Chris. Thanks so very much for your outlook.
Date: 10/26/2021 6:20:00 PM
Congratulations on your write and win :)
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Date: 10/26/2021 6:49:00 PM
Thanks, Edward. I appreciate your acknowledgement.
Date: 10/26/2021 4:01:00 PM
The bottomline is you won and the egotistical prick lost. Such a fantastic piece, Jenna. Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 10/26/2021 6:49:00 PM
Thank you for your supportive comments, Edward.
Date: 10/26/2021 3:54:00 PM
Love this so Jenna... Congrats and many blessings. Love, Gina
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Date: 10/26/2021 6:48:00 PM
Thank you very much for the honorable placement, Gina.
Date: 10/26/2021 3:11:00 PM
Back with congrats Jenna. Tom
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Date: 10/26/2021 3:12:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Tom.
Date: 10/12/2021 1:02:00 PM
A vital & necessary reminder for all. Powerfully done!
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Date: 10/13/2021 6:31:00 AM
Thanks very much.
Date: 10/12/2021 10:29:00 AM
Wow! Jenna, You penned a good write on the contest theme. Folk believes what they want to believe. If you present the truth and they still believe their way is right it's best to take the high road. This is winning material. Best wishes in the contest. Have a wonderful day;-)Alexis
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Date: 10/13/2021 6:31:00 AM
Thanks for liking my verses, Alexis. We are each responsible for the path we take and where it ends.
Date: 10/12/2021 9:47:00 AM
Words to live by, Jenna...can b challenging for certain...
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Date: 10/13/2021 6:30:00 AM
Yes, John, but such a worthwhile challenge. Thanks for your remarks.
Date: 10/12/2021 8:58:00 AM
Your faith shines through in your brilliantly composed verse Jenna. Shame that many choose to ignore the warnings, but as the good book says, they've had their reward. Funny how many at deaths door suddenly turn to God, sadly its then too late. Tom
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Date: 10/13/2021 6:29:00 AM
Thank you so much for your discerning thoughts, Tom.
Date: 10/12/2021 8:32:00 AM
How nice it is to hear from you. Blessings.
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Date: 10/13/2021 6:28:00 AM
Nice to read your comments, Victor. Thank you.