We have been told

the cautionary story

warning us of pride

that befell the Marsh family.

And I agree,

trivial to us it may seem

to fall away

over a matter of cream.

But for each of us,

there is a danger to behold

we need to watch

for our own private pride threshold.

Pride is difficult

for us to see in the mirror

but through a window

the image comes in much clearer.

And we may declare,

“So silly, there is no way

I would ever

let myself be led astray.”

It’s only silly

if you are out looking in

it’s not so silly

when you realize it’s your sin.

© 2013 ck’s days

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The Faith and Fall of Thomas B. Marsh

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2 thoughts on “Pride

  1. You know, I’ve never really understood pride – good or bad pride. I don’t know why, but I just don’t get it – people being proud about anything. Pleased maybe – but pride, it’s really alien to me. Unless of course I’m just in some huge denial about it, and I pretend it just doesn’t exist!! 😐

  2. Hmm, I don’t know how that would be! I just don’t understand how I can both lack self-confidence and be full of pride at the same time. That just seems messed up!

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