The Seed

The seed of sin is
Pride.

Planted softly, subtly
In the soil of
Self-pity
Sorrow
Anger
Jealousy
Betrayal.

Nurtured carefully by
Helping hands of
Time
Ambition
Recognition
Rationalization
Justification.

Watered steadily by
Worldly fountains of
Fame
Power
Popularity
Prominence
Fortune.

Warmed constantly by
Steady heat of
Hurt
Conflict
Insistence
Resistance
Selfishness.

The seed of sin is
Pride.

Removed only by
A change in the stony soil of the heart,
The touch of clean and willing hands,
The cleansing power of Living Water,
The searing heat of repentance and
The warm reassurance of the Comforter.

The seed of sin is
Pride.

The seed of Godliness is
Humility.


Anna M. Molgard

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Deseret Dramatic Award, 2009 Church Cultural Arts Submission