The Christian

The Christian is a person
who had hardness of heart.
From the things of this world,
he would not depart....
Until his vanity
was finally exposed.
A hardend heart?
Yeah, I had one of those.

The Christian is a person
who thought he knew...
but he knew nothing...
he was born anew.

The Christian is a person
whose sorrow wasn't deep...
He now knows godly sorrow
as one of Christ's sheep.

The Christian is a person
who endures much grief....
not worldly sorrow,
but over the world's unbelief.

The Christian is a person
forgiven of much....
by a holy God
who sees him as such.

The Christian has sinned,
just like you.
You can't be a Christian...
unless you've sinned too.

By Jesse Larsen, May 3, 2006

Note: "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance” (Mark 2:17).

This poem was written out of concern for many in the professing church who simply refuse correction. If we are not sinners, then I guess we really don't need to receive correction....but if that is the case, then Jesus can't save us. He did come to save sinners, not the righteous. This poem expresses some of the same thoughts that were on my mind when I wrote my article titled Partaking of Christ's Sufferings.

Avoiding Correction?