I'm a Crappy Christian
I’m a crappy Christian. Not only that, but the life of faith often does not feel good. Or fulfilling. I don’t know, maybe I’m doing it wrong. In reality I’m probably a much better pagan than a follower of Jesus. And how about you? Don’t be shy. It’s OK to admit it; this may be the open door to getting free of a stifling religion. So you’re a crappy Christian. Don’t worry; there’s a Savior for that.
I realize now that during my twenty-five-plus years as a follower of Jesus, I've had many ideas about him. I’ve chased movements and given my best shot at checking off discipleship lists. I’ve tried to be good, and I’ve been where the exciting Christian movements are happening. The problem all along was that as part of these ideas, I’ve always thought of Jesus as a sort of lucky rabbit’s foot. I wanted him to give me answers from the owner’s manual for life.