So today’s post is not going to be the normal. It’s not necessarily about me but it is. If that makes any sense. (honestly though I don’t know why so many of you read my blog but thanks!!)
I’ve recently discovered the site- theworkofthepeople.com- and let me tell you it is transformational. Seriously. I have especially found videos done by Richard Rohr to be enlightening and perfect.
Here’s one of his videos http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/meaningful-truth
I have decided that part of my journey is to find again the fundamentals of my faith. To start I am going to memorize the Nicene Creed. (I like tradition and while not all traditions are ok- I believe that some are helpful for worship) For those of you who don’t know the Nicene Creed here it is:
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
While I’m not Catholic, I don’t find in these words anything judgmental or moralistic. There’s not if you do this your bad, or your views have to be this, or anything like that. It is simply the fundamental belief of Christianity. You may not agree with what I’m saying and that’s ok. Challenge away, doubt, wrestle with your beliefs and what is triggering to you in this because guess what- God is OK with it. I cannot wait to begin to rediscover my faith. Starting with the fundamentals.