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When I say... "I am a Christian" 
   I'm not shouting "I am saved" 
   I'm whispering "I was lost" 
   That's 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 am 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 speak 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. 

Copyright 1988 Carol Wimmer Used by Permission

 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.

02/04/08

It has come to our attention that there are 2 versions of the above poem...
the above which is the original and another which states it was written by Maya Angelou. 
Carol Wimmer is the only author of this poem.
For more info go to the following two websites:
http://www.carolwimmer.com/poem.cfm
http://www.mayaangelou.com/Contact.html

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