Reflection on Good Friday


“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.”

Poem: by Maya Angelou
Photo of Michaela Cruz-Ungos


  1. Richard says:

    Thanks for the poem. It is a great description of who we are because of the sacrifice of the only perfect one.

  2. Such a beautiful poem! Thank for sharing!

  3. Renjith CK says:

    well said. In “Geethanjali” Rabindra Nath Tagore sung – “..give me the Strength to Surrender my Strength to thy will ,with love !”

  4. Kristin says:

    Wonderful post! Thank you.

  5. Lorraine says:

    A beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it.


  6. Paul says:

    Thank you. Awesome poem as we celebrate and amazing event.

  7. Nicolle says:

    What a great poem, and so fitting for Good Friday. It’s a good reminder of what our Christian faith is really all about!

  8. haroldmillet says:

    One of the most beautiful posts!

  9. ElizOF says:

    Happy Easter! I’m finally catching up but will have to come back and comment later on other posts. Thanks for your patience! :-)

  10. Liezel says:

    I really REALLY liked this poem. Thanx.

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