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by Don Welch on May 24, 2013
We believe in God,
the creative force that sustains and
nurtures humanity in ways
beyond our understanding.
We believe that Jesus of Nazareth
embodied the power of this force;
extraordinarily able to grasp its meaning,
he revealed this face of reality to us
in his life and teaching.
Because he was human, like us,
through grace and mercy
he offers us access
to this incomprehensible power.
There are forces in our lives
that assault humanity,
that bring suffering, degradation
Because of the strength of such forces,
Jesus was rejected and killed.
But death did not silence his voice.
Evil will not eradicate the good that
he showed us, a good that
lives in us and through us.
The power of this creative force
is at work in our lives today.
Our forefathers and mothers
gave witness to this source of life and
goodness in their words and deeds.
We, as members of this community
of faith, will likewise give witness
in our words and deeds.
Secure in our faith, we will fear no evil.
When we falter, goodness and mercy
will rescue us.
Beyond our lives, grace will abound. Amen.
First published in ProgressiveChristianity.org at ProgressiveChristianity.org : Nicene Creed (NEW)