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by Deborah Ann Belka
1/09/2012 / Poetry
Sometimes, it's hard to be nice,
to those who confront you
and instead of being thoughtful
you say what you shouldn't too.
Sometimes, others provoke us,
and we respond with spitefulness
our words are cold and mean
revealing our own heartlessness.
Sometimes, we goad ourselves,
into being unpleasant and too hard
when our feelings get hurt
we put on our defensive guard.
Sometimes, it isn't easy,
to put on His tender mercy
when we feel the other person
is not creditable or worthy.
But, Jesus said to be kind,
even when you don't want to
be tenderhearted and forgiving
just like He has been with you!
"Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor,
and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
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