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TitleThings to Give Away (Alma 22:15)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsConversion; Poetry; Sacrifice

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Things to Give Away

I put my willful independence into a box 
with my casual commitment,
add measured generosity and faithless worry,
stuff in my careless reverence,
thoughtlessness, ingratitude and pride.
Struggling to close it, I lean against the sides,
press down the top, 
and tape it tightly with resolve.
God receives this heavy, unsightly gift 
so gladly that I cannot doubt 
His goodness nor His grace.


Scripture Reference

Alma 22:15