Friday, May 27, 2005

Got this in a FWD today..

I AM A CHRISTIAN ~ By Maya Angelou

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.

Share this with somebody who already has this understanding, as

But more importantly, share this with those who do not have
a clear understanding of what it means to be a Christian, so that
the myth that Christians think they are "perfect" or "better than others"
can be dispelled.



  1. Kind of neat way to look at it . have a happy holiday weekend

  2. Love your poem, its great!! Thanks for sharing and keep the faith.

  3. What a great little poem!   I really like it, but then I like just about anything that puts the emphasis back on Christ where it belongs!  This is why I like to say I'm not perfect, but thank God I'm forgiven.  -  Barbara

  4. Thanks for that Mary.  Somehow you always post exactly what I need to hear.