So there is this assumption that we as Christians and children of God are self-righteous and are always critical of everyone else apart from ourselves. Well, I can truly tell you that we are all sinners and have fallen short of the glory of God but for His daily grace and mercy – we stand!
So I get asked about my religious beliefs and my response (according to a piece by Maya Angelou which was altered from the original poem titled ‘When I say I am a Christian’ by Carol Wimmer ) is as follows:
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!
Please 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.
Yours in love – The Renaissance Lady ©