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Christian Poem 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.