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"I write for the unlearned about things in which I am unlearned myself." - CS Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms

Friday, October 19, 2012

When I Say, 'I Am A Christian'...


When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not shouting, "I've been saved!"
I'm whispering, "I get lost! That's why I chose this way"

When I say, "I am a Christian," I don't speak with human pride

I'm confessing that I stumble — needing God 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 pray for strength to carry on

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not bragging of success

I'm admitting that I've failed and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, "I am a Christian," I don't think I know it all

I submit to my confusion asking humbly to be taught

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not claiming to be perfect

My flaws are far too visible but God believes I'm worth it

When I say, "I am a Christian," I still feel the sting of pain

I have my share of heartache which is why I seek His name

When I say, "I am a Christian," I do not wish to judge

I have no authority — I only know I'm loved
 

By Carol Wimmer ( but widely and erroneously credited to Maya Angelou)

9 comments:

  1. Really? I have always thought it was by Maya Angelou. Anyway, what truly matters is how on point these words are. It was my fav poem of 2009. I think I even blogged about it too and did my own version at some point. Thanks for reminding me about it FQ

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    1. lol, i thought it was her as well, till i found the truth.

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    1. Makes you wonder why you aren't the author right? :)

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  3. This is wonderful. It's so apt. Yes! Yes! I say i am a Christian just like the author..

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  4. Interesting and nice of you to share.

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