A Six-Word Memoir of the Christian Life

Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a six word short story. The result was: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

That’s quite a story in six words. Along that line of thought, SMITH Magazine, who believes everyone has a story, challenges people to tell theirs in six words or less. A six-word memoir is an interesting concept.

I figured I’d give it a try, but six words is much less than even twitter allows. I thought for a moment, noting that the Christian life is about what Jesus Christ has done on the cross. Well, here’s what I came up with –

I sinned. Christ died. I live.

What’s your six-word story of the Christian life?

tagged as in Culture,Gospel

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Victoria September 27, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Christ’s death; for my eternal gain

and I hope you do not mind if I add a haiku too, Mark.
On that cross dear Friend |God’s full cup of wrath you drained| my soul loves you Lord

2 Mark September 28, 2010 at 12:08 am


I love your six word memoir. And thanks for the haiku.

3 Joey March 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

i know this is an old post, but i found it today and have used the same topic on my blog that i write for our church, so i’m posting anyway 🙂

lived for my glory, now His.


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