I am unapologetically a Christian.
I believe and strive for peace among all people in my life and respect the dignity of every human being.
I believe that there are many sacred and holy divine texts, some we have yet to discover; however, the Bible is God’s word.
I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,eternally begotten of the Father. God from God, Light from Light, (I love that description.) true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. Including me.
For me and for my salvation, for me…unimportant unworthy me, he came down from heaven by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For my sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. For my ugly, evil, lowly, dirty, disgusting sin. He was beaten, tortured, hung on a cross for me..on my knees in shame at this thought, head bowed. He did this for me.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, including me and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.
God is my… well, my everything. I just hope that my meager attempt to serve Him, love Him and praise, and honor Him will reflect His love to the world.
© Lori O’Gara
Adapted from the Nicene Creed.