10/31/06

from the CRHP retreat this weekend..

When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I'm not shouting, "I've been saved!"
I'm whispering, "I get lost!"
That's why I chose this way.

When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I don't speak with human 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 that I've failed
and cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I don't think I know it all
I submit to my confusion
asking humbly to be taught.

When I say, "I am a Christian,"
I'm not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible
but God believes I'm 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 seek 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.

- Carol Wimmer