Christians by Maya Angelou


By Maya  


'A woman's heart should be so hidden in 


 That a man should have to seek Him first to 
find her.' 


 When I say...  'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean 


 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 


   I'm confessing that I stumble and need 
Christ to be my 


 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. 


say...  'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of 


 I have my share of heartaches, so I call 
upon His name. 

 When I say...  'I am a Christian' I'm 
not holier than 


  I'm just a 
simple sinner Who received God's good grace, 



Wonderful poem. It expresses the limitations we have as not only Christians but as humans seeking a higher calling while stumbling through life, failings, good intentions and all.

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Comments (1)

  1. bellasampson

    We need to learn humanity more than anything because we are fighting like crazy over our religion and as it us described in that most of us don’t even understand about their religion which taught us to respect others first.

    June 28, 2017