In the Sunday worship our Rector quoted from a “creed” sent to him. The creed begins:
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, the Advocate,
Promised by Jesus,
Who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
The creed continues to celebrate and affirm the Spirit’s presence and power in creation, in the matriarchs and patriarchs and prophets of our ancestry, how the Spirit changed Mary and alighted on Jesus in the Jordan; the creed delights in the Pentecost experience and the power of preaching and healing let loose in the world. The creed finishes:
She dwells in and with God’s people,
Midwife to our rebirth as heavenly children.
One day she will welcome us home to the City of God,
And wipe away every tear from our eyes.
Written by Anastasia McAteer it can be read at Clayfire Curator: We believe in the Holy Spirit: A creed
Here is another indication of the “live word of the Living God.”
Come Holy Spirit….
“Because the Bible is, as we confess, “the live word of the living God,” it will not submit in any compliant way to the accounts we prefer to give of it. There is something intrinsically unfamiliar about the book; and when we seek to override that unfamiliarity, we are on the hazardous ground of idolatry” –Walter Brueggemann in “Biblical Authority: A Personal Reflection” (2000)
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Thank you for this post. This new creed has resonated with many people, and I am delighted to hear that it touched you in some way. I’ve probably read it several dozen times myself, and I’m no less moved after the umpteenth reading as when I read it the first time. “The live word of the living God”: in so many words, that’s exactly what I’ve thought.