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Sunday, July 26, 2015

After Confession: The Gift

By Christopher Ziegler
Poet Christopher Ziegler can be found @CZWriting on Twitter

My mind had fallen
In a muddy rut of sin.
I did not know
How it had happened,
Or where I had tripped the snare
That snagged me.
I was lost.

Delusions and temptations
Were closing in all around
While grace seemed to be slipping
Further, further away.

So I went to confession
And spilled my lapses without guile.

At once I felt a weight was lifted.
The clouds cleared my mind
And I beheld the start of my rut.

I remembered the precise thought
That had swapped God’s will
With my own judgement.

The very thing I chastise others for doing,
I myself had done—
I had indulged the pride of life.

As if to mock God,
My foe had tricked me into hypocrisy.
I am too easily deceived
By that foul cunning.

I must keep my heart meek
At all times and in all questions.
The instant I raise my heart on high,
Gentleness and patience vanish
And I fall prey to my weakness.

God knows best, and I—nothing.
But He gives forgiveness,
And, in confession,
The gift of knowledge.

Would you like to read more about the Sacrament of Confession? Twilight's Confession

1 comment:

  1. Dear Christopher,
    I really like your straight-from- the-heart style of poetry. It's a unique gift you possess. I'm sure you have a lot more to share. Looking forward to hearing more from you.
    God bless Ma'am Susan Fox & Sir Lawrence for this blog through which we can share our relationship with Our Triune God. Please pray my family and me too.Thanks.
    From across the Pond
    Edwin Rodrigues