David's recent post titled 'counterfeit christians' prompted this reply from yours truly:
There was a time when I strived to be a 'good' Christian...
And would beat myself up, mercilessly, when I failed to live up to the ideal..
I found, more often than not, that I was attempting, in my striving, to be something other than genuine.
I was, as I see it now, pretending to be, or more specifically, trying to be, someone other than myself.
So, I now see myself, as a 'bad' Christian...
Hoping, against hope, that God is indeed merciful and that grace is His defining characteristic.
Are you a 'good' Christian?