Reprove At Times With Sharpness (Poem)

“Use boldness, but not overbearance”
-Alma 48:12
Weed out the weaker arguments
Prove nicely why they’re wrong
Reprove at times with sharpness
Be nice, but still be strong

Ask questions, challenge viewpoints
It’s the Socratic way
Go along to get along?
No! Say what you should say

You cannot force belief, though
Trying to impose your will
Won’t get you anywhere (they’ll hold the)
Same opinion still

Accept the disagreement
Not all will think like you
To plant that seed of difference (might be)
All that you can do

But take that rare experience
And now and then engage
Know when to stop, of course, but still
Don’t fear healthy debate

When it’s principles we champion
Who can be against us?
When defending truths less popular
Then God is always for us

So in formal conversation
Or just doing what you do
Dare to stand apart a bit
Bear witness of the truth

“If God be for us, who can be against us?”
-Romans 8:31

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