Righteousness Is Not Self-Righteousness

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Righteousness is not self-righteousness,
As it requires a humble, loving heart.
Maybe one is proud that one is faithful
And slowly turns more arrogant than grateful,
Delighting in oneself. But faith is tearful,
Alight with longing and joyful tenderness,
Never whole but as an indigent part.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

Video Music: First Contact. By Jahzzar. Performed by Jahzzar
at the Free Music Archive under an Attribution-ShareAlike license.



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