Committed to Truth or Pride? (a poem)

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It takes a certain kind of person
to renounce a past-held view
When the chips fell where they did
And it became clear it wasn’t true

When the evidence is laid out bare,
is it then you must decide
If you’re committed to the truth
or committed to your pride

Be thou humble,” scripture teaches,
and rid yourself of counterfeit
If deeply held assumptions don’t hold weight
Have the strength to quit

Be open to embrace new truth,
and out with paradigms old
Apply the litmus test of truth,
then purify the gold

Now shocker of all shockers:
I’ve been wrong in the past
Had to learn to let things go,
‘stead of stubbornly hold fast

When “old things are done away,
all things become new,”
then *finally* I can understand,
what is supernally, eternally true

PS: That woman in the top left photo is Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood abortion worker who saw the light and left the industry. She founded a non-profit to help others do the same and is now a force to be reckoned with in the Pro-Life movement. I love her!

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