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  1. 2009.07.08 I'm a Christian.




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                                                                                  I'm a Christian
                                                                                  (By Maya Angelou)

                                                                                 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. 

 '나는 크리스천입니다.' 
  (향기™, 譯)

"나는 크리스천"이라고 말하는 것은
"깨끗한 삶을 살고 있어요"라고 외치는 것이 아니라
"내가 방황할 때, 찾아 주셨고
용서를 받았다"고 속삭이는 것이다.

"나는 크리스천"이라고 말하는 것은
의기양양하게 이야기하는 것이 아니라
실수투성이인 내게 인도자 예수님이 필요하다고
고백하는 것이다.

"나는 크리스천"이라고 말하는 것은
강하게 되려 애쓰는 것이 아니라
나의 연약함을 고백하고
그의 강한 역사가 필요함을 선언하는 것이다.

"나는 크리스천"이라고 말하는 것은
내 성공을 뽐내는 것이 아니라
내 실패를 인정하고 내 문제를 깨끗게 하실
하나님이 필요하다는 것을 승인하는 것이다.

"나는 크리스천"이라고 말하는 것은
내가 완벽하다고 주장하는 것이 아니고
내 결점이 너무 크지만
하나님께선 나를 소중히 여기신다는 것이다.

"나는 크리스천"이라고 말하는 것은
나는 여전히 찌르는 듯한 아픔을 느끼지만
그 고통 속에서
내 주님을 부르는 것이다.

"내가 크리스천"이라고 말할 때에도
나는 거룩하지 못하며
하나님의 크신 은총을 입은,
그저 죄인일뿐이다.



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향기™


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