Christian poem

I came across this poem today and thought I would share it…

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

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carole
    Apr 28, 2007 @ 01:35:10

    I love this…this is so true…and so easy not to see.
    ~Carole

    Reply

  2. Shawna
    Apr 28, 2007 @ 15:43:01

    That is so great!! Exactly how I feel!

    Reply

  3. krissie
    Apr 30, 2007 @ 02:16:30

    I love this poem! I hadn’t seen it beflore. I linked to you on my blog today…I hope you don’t mind!

    Reply

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