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by Quentin S Clingerman

What does it mean to you?
Is it cultural, something inherited from family?
A version of being Western and American?

Is it political, a convsrvative or liberal view
usually associated with Republican?
Consensus values of the day?
Again, iis it to say American or Western?

Is it social, treat others as you would be treated/
Be a good neighbor?
Be generous with aid, money or time or talent?
Doing good?

is it spiritual, to be a new creation in Christ Jesus
Led by the Holy Spirit?
Being before doing, doing comes from being?

Christian? (c)2015 Quentin Clingerman


Posted on 04/12/2015
Copyright © 2021 Quentin S Clingerman

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 04/12/15 at 09:23 PM

Good questions...pondering. I think we can be all these things as Christians. Although I was raised Roman Catholic and retain much of what my religion taught me, the sins...crimes of the Catholic church steered me away from Dogma to a more spiritual faith and state of mind. I can relate more to God by writing poetry than what any religion/church gives me. In short, I believe we all have to find our own path to God and salvation.

Posted by A. Paige White on 04/12/15 at 10:10 PM

To me it means I'm being pursued by the only one who actually knows all of my story. He created me and placed me in this time period along with the other variables for reasons I can only begin to comprehend. I'm glad He's God and I am not. I'm ok with not having all the answers. One day I will but that day hasn't arrived yet. I wish we had more disciples and less "Christians" so we could see more of the works of The Lord like healings, people raised from the dead, miracles,demons cast out etc. It would be refreshing.

Posted by Laura Doom on 04/12/15 at 10:58 PM

Could take a lifetime (and more?) to answer, so I'll get back to you on that one :)

Posted by Brian Francis on 07/10/15 at 05:57 PM

makes ya wonder did the vikings of a thousand years ago imagined their sincerest beliefs would be nothing more the comic book fodder. Did the the celts think that the incoming norsemen would wipe out their sincerest beliefs and yet many of these lost religions are still reflected in the traditions of christianity. Still dragging baggage after all these years.

Posted by Rob Littler on 02/04/16 at 04:56 PM

Christian with a question mark. Fascinating.

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