Friday, December 22, 2006

CHRISTIANS

I thought that this fit well during this season.  Enjoy!

Christians - 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 reinforcement. 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.

13 comments:

randlprysock said...

Very nice!!
Lisa

garnett109 said...

That was great

ukgal36 said...

Thank you for sharing this....
Lyn

deshelestraci said...

Good for Maya and good for you for finding this!  I love it!
Traci

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((TPIEZ4ME))))))))))))))))))))))))I love this one.Never heard it before and I love it,thanks for sharing.Have a great weekend.Merry CHristmas!!!!!!!!!!

springangel235 said...

This was wonderful...thank you for sharing...hugs,
Joyce

queeniemart said...

Wow,perfect. I love it.
love you too,
lj

sugarsweet056 said...

Fits well for ALL seasons.  ;)
Sugar

onestrangecat said...

great post.

Kathy

eternallife23 said...

Loved this! Thanks for posting it.
*Louise*

chat2missie said...

Thanks for sharing this.  I love Maya Angelou but I don't think I ever read this one before.  I actually snagged it.  Hope you don't mind.  I put it in my word program.  I think it's something great to have to remind myself.
Missie

ksgal3133 said...

Love this, thanks for sharing :)
Have a safe and blessed Christmas.

Gretchen

bgilmore725 said...

I love this poem... I want to share it. May I copy it onto my journal page and then link back to here where I found it? Great expression of what it means to be a Christian. We know we are not perfect, which is why we seek Christ to show us the Way. Sharon, have i visited here before? I think I have, but am not sure. May have been awhile... if not, I'm glad I came here from an email link you left me. Merry Christmas. Bea