Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. (II Corinthians 7:8-10, NIV)
Worldly sorrow looks at me,
my hurts, my embarrassment,
my regrets. Worldly sorrow
totes recriminations, jealousies,
comparisons where I project
my place elevated, superior —
while I feel like coffee dregs.
Godly sorrow sees my part
as is, no larger, no smaller,
honest. Godly sorrow mends,
heals, unites. Sometimes I shine,
but unity radiates other lights,
leaves no regret.