Hear me out first. Please dont dismiss this right away, as i would never dismiss anything any of you would have to say (even Gadzooks!, i still read your comments but respect you enough not to reply to them as you have asked).
Seems here (there has been a few times where some have talked pretty harshly about people saying "I pray that Jesus be in there lives" or something like that. and that started the bad mouthing of Christians), and many other places on the internet, that Christians have a bad name going on for themselves. I can undestand because it doesnt help that some Christians in the real world have taken it upon themselves to act as if they are GOD, know everything about God, speak for god, and bad mouth others in the name of God...Which means they truly dont understand what it means t be Christian. I was reading through some of my saved literature/poems/sonets/notes and i found this. I dont remember who wrote it but i do know it sums up what a Christian is, a real Christian anyways. Hope you like it. If you choose to avoid it, thats cool too, just as long as i know its been shared.
'A person's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find them.'
When I say that 'I am a Christian', I am not shouting that 'I am clean living.
I'm whispering 'I was lost, but 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!
Pretty is as Pretty does but, Beautiful is just plain Beautiful..
I'm supposed to share this with Beautiful People,
And Beautiful you all are.