We wear the name Christian,

professing to be 

   saints without canonization;

   inheritors without dying;

   children of God without divinity.


We recognize our own children

   by the name they wear;

   by physical traits they possess;

   by personal mannerisms they exhibit.


They acquired these characteristics 

   from proximity with their family;

   from daily talks with their family;

   from examples set by their family.


Our names, traits, and mannerisms

tell truthfully

   our own proximity to God;

   our daily talks with God;

   our examples copied from God.


Joyce Broyles is a retired Library Teacher and resides in Jennings,LA.