For some time now, I’ve been seeing a poem shared on the Internet. The poem is generally titled, “When I Say I am a Christian,” and it always speaks to me about what being a Christian truly means. It doesn’t mean that we’re great people on our own, or that we’re better than other people — it means that we’re people in need of God’s help and forgiveness and grace. I especially like the last stanza of the poem.
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority…
I only know I’m loved
After some brief searching on the Internet, I found that the poem was written in 1988 by Carol Wimmer. The poem was first published in 1992 in Hi-Call Gospel Magazine, a publication of the Assemblies of God denomination. I want Carol to receive full credit for her copyrighted work, so to read more, I encourage you to visit her website.