|Mary Theresa Streck, ARCWP|
This morning I reflected on "The Banquet of the Creed" (p. 3-18, Abounding in Kindness) in light of my ministry in service to God's people in the 21st century. This is a personal creed that come to me from reading this section:
A Personal Creed
I believe in you, O Holy One, Source of all, the incomprehensible mystery of love beyond imagining.
I believe that I am in you and that you are in me.
I believe that our relationship is transforming my life.
I believe that you surround me with forgiving, abounding kindness in the midst of darkness, injustice, sin, and death.
I believe in Jesus, anointed by Your Spirit, who embodies your ways in his ministry.
I believe that Jesus did not come to die but to live and help others live in abundance on this beautiful earth.
I believe that Your Spirit anoints me to share in the same ministry by living justly, loving tenderly and walking with integrity.
I believe that you nourish and sustain me through prayer.
I believe that you summon my conscience to action on behalf of justice that will change oppressive structures.
I believe that Your Spirit is at work in all of creation.
I believe that you call me to be a co-creator with you and to join with companions on the journey as you beckon us to birth with you a new creation.
Mary Theresa Streck, ARCWP Book Club, "The Banquet of the Creed", Abounding in Kindness: Contemporary Theology for the People of God, by Elizabeth Johnson.