I Think I Want To Be Unchristian.

 unChristian & awake to senses.

These are delicate words. Probably easy to be misconstrued. I expect they might be. Part of me wishes they will be.

I think I’d like to be unChristian.

It’s such a messy word. The word itself is sharp like a knife but unlike a sharp knife, it tears and leaves crumbles, mess, ooze all around it.

I probably find more sympathy with the Messianic Jewish community, the Catholic community and I have major admiration for the Mennonite community in regards to how they perceive and practice spirituality in the midst of a bigger story.

I’m still trying to detangle the threads of Christian.

Spiritual, yes. Creator & creation, yes. Hope, yes. Meaning, absolutely. Faith, yes. I think I’d like to be unChristian because I just don’t know what you think that means.

And it’s too messy a word to get in the way of who I am, meeting who you is… and telling part of the Story between us.

It’s just words, right… but these tools of definition are carving out a map in your mind before I speak them or unwrap them, giving them context.

I am beautiful, along with the faith and hope in me. The love of beauty in me is spiritual and sensual. I am all taste, touch, sight, sound and scents. I am telling a story with these muscles and flesh, words and songs, this art I am making with my body and my life. Because I am sensual I am awake to the creator in me, the Creator with me.

I am something alongside something bigger than me.

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3 Responses to I Think I Want To Be Unchristian.

  1. Anonymous says:

    And it's too messy a word to get in the way of who I am, meeting who you is… and telling part of the Story between usDont we as Christians have an obligation to atone for that name?I think there is something to be said for calling yourself a chrstian, its a claim to flaw, failure, and redemption

  2. sophie grace says:

    I like this piece and thinking, you haven't written like this in ages.

  3. amber says:

    i like this. i think we can become so wrapped up in being so spiritual and coming across as everything's great that fail to be real. we fail to show that we have flaws and it's only through God's grace that we're forgiven. maybe we should all strive to be more "unchristian" and simply show God's love.

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