Thursday, June 08, 2006

Christians - By Maya Angelou

Thanks Kristen ~ I will share this with my Bible Study tonight at Sally's. Jeff graduates from Pathways this Friday at 6 PM and I know he would be pleased if you attended. Went by the CSRR the other day and had a good conversation with a Sister there. I think her name was Carrie. I am not too hot with names, I guess because so many I have met the last several years have aliases, nicknames and such. Plus, I need to get to know someone for awhile before I get around to remembering their names! ~Prayers and Blessings, Peta

Kristen Wakefield ; wrote:

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!


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.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Nelson Mandela

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

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