Friday, December 22, 2006


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.


randlprysock said...

Very nice!!

garnett109 said...

That was great

ukgal36 said...

Thank you for sharing this....

deshelestraci said...

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

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,

queeniemart said...

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

sugarsweet056 said...

Fits well for ALL seasons.  ;)

onestrangecat said...

great post.


eternallife23 said...

Loved this! Thanks for posting it.

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.

ksgal3133 said...

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


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