cynth (cynthtastic) wrote,
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Christian poem, c/o chans_mcgans

Most of you will skip this because of the subject. I wish you wouldn't, as this little poem (originally written by Carol Wimmer, here improved through anonymous revisions) explains rather humbly and succinctly what it should mean to be a Christian. It's clarifying and wise. It makes points unfortunately lost on the loudest and most notorious "Christians," who don't exemplify a single principle of my faith. (I'm looking at you, Falwell.)

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin'."
I'm whispering "I was lost,
Now I'm found and forgiven."

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
And need His strength to carry on.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are far too visible,
But God believes I am worth it.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner
Who received God's good grace, somehow!


It did me some good to read this poem, so I thought I'd share it with you.

Romans 3:23
John 8:7
Philippians 4:13
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