Monday, August 21, 2006

WHEN I SAY "I AM A CHRISTIAN"

Recently, Molly found and printed off the following poem to share with some of her friends. She shared it with me and I shared it with our congregation. The poem is by Carol Wimmer. Whatever finer points of theology it might lack, the poem makes up for with a tender and winning spirit.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I am saved"
I 'm whispering "I was lost!"
That is why I chose this way."

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
and need someone 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 I have failed
and cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
my flaws are 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 heartaches
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.

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