I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:
Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell:
The third day he rose again from the dead:
He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead:
I believe in the Holy Ghost:
I believe in the holy catholic church: the communion of saints:
The forgiveness of sins:
The resurrection of the body:
And the life everlasting.
The Apostles’ Creed holds a special place in my mind. My best friend, while growing up in Lisbon, Connecticut went to Saturday night Mass in Taftville, Connecticut just about ten minutes from our homes in Lisbon. I usually went with him and it was typically the only time I attended any organized religion. I recall the prayer being said about half way through mass and I always appreciated its cadence, its intonation. The Creed was probably my most loved prayer to say because I loved its cadence so much.
The Creed also has meaning because of its theme.
Everything about the prayer is in my entire paradigm:
I find this stuff so fascinating:
That after some thirty years; BEFORE I even understood my belief system, BEFORE I knew what I REALLY understood about spirituality, about faith, on some deep level I DID KNOW that faith and spirituality were an important facet of my life, that they would become so intertwined in my life that as I’ve written:
If you were to attempt to take them away’ I would cease to be who I am.
It’s another reason I resonate so deeply with this prayer, because now as I look back at my spiritual growth I realize I understood even when I didn’t understand.
God was merely prepping me.
God was giving me clues.
God was showing me at a young age how important a role faith would play in my later life.
HE was presenting me with pieces to my life’s puzzle that wouldn’t fit until I was ready.
That’s what a master HE is at the intricate process of our growth.
And only those of us who see the Divine everywhere,
Only those of us who have removed the veil,
Only those of us who have seen through the veil
understand the intricacies of HIS process.
Are you one who understands?
Do you see the Divine everywhere?
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.