If you were raised Lutheran (as I was) you heard and read this question many times as a teenager- it’s a staple of Luther’s Small Catechism.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been in Confirmation class. But I am a member of a local LCMS church and I do try to attend services a couple times a month. Tonight I attended Ash Wednesday services and all day today I’ve been thinking about what it means to me to be a Christian. I’m nowhere near having a definite answer on that.
I do know that I am more comfortable talking about being a Christian now than I have been in a long time. I do know that I do struggle with some of the teachings of the church I belong to but that I still feel it’s where I belong in spite of that. I know that being raised by my parents- who are devout Christians- as had a huge positive impact on the person I am today. I do know the peace that comes with knowing that everything happens for a reason and that God is truly in control.
This is most certainly true.