Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Simple Words of Faith
I believe …
Life is good at its core, though bad things happen, and happen to good people.
God loves the world, and that’s why God won’t change things with the snap of a finger – it would violate our freedom, and more precious than anything else that God created is our freedom, though we often use it for the worst purposes.
God has done and continues to do, a mighty work in Jesus the Christ for all the world – his teaching is the way we need to proceed, his love is the truth that makes all of our lesser truths less important, and when wisdom and love are united, that’s life – Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.
God has provided through Christ a multiplicity of paths – not everyone knows the name of Jesus, but Jesus knows everyone’s name, and however history and culture play themselves out, Christ is there, for everyone – with all the goodness of his Father’s love.
The church is at its best when it’s welcoming and receiving of all.
You are important to God’s work.
You are capable of great love!