The pleading of the sober

Soul Snack 189/11 ... The pleading of the sober

Lord, there's something

I have to discuss with you.

Just lately

some people I know

have been telling me

how good I am.

They've been telling me

I'm holy.

They make me out

to be a saint.

They credit me

with all kinds of virtues

I just don't have.

And while this may be great

for my ego,

it's not good

for my soul.

It bothers me Lord.

My protestations

are considered modesty.

My denials

are considered humility.


Lord, let me keep

my footing.

Don't let me

climb up

on that pedestal.

Lord you know what I am.

Don't let me forget that. #

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. (Roms 12:3)

# This prayer was written by Sue Garmon and reprinted in Souvenirs of Solitude p117 ~ Brennan Manning. Pub = NavPress, Colorado Springs 2009

Today's Soul Snippet:

Humility weighs nothing but pride crushes forever.