Feb 25, 2017

Affirmation: Is this what you believe?

Here’s a responsive affirmation of faith from Roddy Hamilton. It was posted on Mucky Paws.

 

Affirmation of Faith:

Is this what you believe?

 

We believe The Word is not bound by ink and paper
but is set free in us
to dream new dreams and unfold new adventures.
Is this what you believe?
Yes this is what we believe

We believe the life God gives
is not celebrated in rules
but is celebrated in our diversity.
Is this what you believe?
Yes this is what we believe

We believe that as the sun sets in one land
it rises in another
handing over the prayers of the world
from one to another.
Is this what you believe?
Yes this is what we believe

We believe the story of faith comes alive
in the communities we grow
but is hurt by the barriers we build.
Is this what you believe?
Yes this is what we believe

We believe transformation is a gift from God
which is never complete
and longs to be set free in us.
Is this what you believe?
Yes this is what we believe

We believe resurrection is heaven’s conspiracy
to redeem all that is evil
and bring to life all that is good.
Is this what you believe?
Yes this is what we believe

We believe justice is God’s unravelling
of all that hurts, oppresses and dulls life in each other.
Is this what you believe?
Yes this is what we believe

We believe that a spark lights a flame
which kindles an idea
that ignites a moment.
We all have a spark within us.
Is this what you believe?
Yes this is what we believe

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Mucky Paws. http://www.nkchurch.org.uk/index.php/mucky-paws