Nov 23, 2013

Isaiah 11: A Creed

Here’s an affirmation of faith inspired by Isaiah 11: 1-10, the suggested scripture reading for the second Sunday of Advent, Year A. 

We Believe
(inspired by Isaiah 11: 1-10)

In that day, the wolf and lamb will live together….  Isaiah 11:6

Jesus has taught us to speak of hope as the coming of God’s Kingdom.
We believe that God is at work in our world
turning hopeless and evil situations into good.
We believe that goodness and justice and love will triumph in the end,
and that tyranny and oppression cannot fast forever.
One day ‘all tears will be wiped away’
and ‘the lamb will lie down with the lion.’
True peace and true reconciliation are not only desirable,
they are assured and guaranteed.
This is our faith, and our hope.

~ from Third World Solidarity Day, from the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, 1987.  Posted in Liturgy, Justice and the Reign of God Integrating Vision and Practice http://www.jfrankhenderson.com/pdf/LJRG.pdf