dear anyone who feels like a crappy Christian: being a Christian doesn't mean having all your ducks in a row. it actually means accepting the fact that we can't & letting The Savior do it for us. when we give up striving for unattainable perfection, & when we stop hesitating to trust Jesus because of our own unworthiness, guilt is exchanged for grace. so to those of you afraid to surrender to Jesus because you haven't quite figured out how to get all your ducks in a row: I want you to know that you are loved by a God who straightens them out for you the moment you say yes to Jesus. that doesn't mean you'll be perfect, it means that Jesus will stand in your place. & for those of you who have been struggling to feel close to God, to open your Bible, or attend church enough to make the cut as a good Christian in the eyes of the world: I want you to just look to Jesus for validation. that's what He came down to earth to do- to show the world, to show you & me, what we're worth. because truth is, you're not a crappy Christian, you're just not perfect, & neither am I. but that shouldn't cripple us, it should compel us to be closer to the cross. so breathe. there's no guilt here, only grace.