Worldly Sorrow

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.

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