The Rev. Casey dunsworth

serves as Associate Campus Pastor to the Belfry, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis

and as Program Director for LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network.

"When I say, 'I am a Christian'"

"When I say, 'I am a Christian,' I'm not shouting, 'I've been saved!',
I'm whispering, 'I get lost! That's why I chose this way'

When I say, 'I am a Christian,' I don't speak with human pride,
I'm confessing that I stumble-needing God 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 pray for strength to carry on

When I say, 'I am a Christian,' I'm not bragging of success,
I'm admitting that I've failed and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, 'I am a Christian,' I don't think I know it all,
I submit to my confusion asking humbly to be taught

When I say, 'I am a Christian,' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible but God believes I'm worth it

When I say, 'I am a Christian,' I still feel the sting of pain,
I have my share of heartache which is why I seek His name

When I say, 'I am a Christian,' I do not wish to judge,
I have no authority–I only know I'm loved"

Maya Angelou

Prayer at the Pole for 9/15/08

Yes, we can.