Creed

“I believe…” is faith without doubt.

“I believe…” is not a statement of fact.

The truth must be shared. It is the idea

I live and die for. It is in dialogue.

 

Faith is not enough, belief fulfills us –

beyond space and time, right here and right now.

 

Our creed’s avowal fosters harmony,

encourages peace, and creates oneness.

Our self resists a change of course,

Our God insists on a change of direction.

 

“I believe trees”.

We share the earth –

sustaining our life and contributing beauty.

 

“I believe elephants”.

We share zeal –

finding new paths to walk together.

 

“I believe whales”.

We share the seas –

defying exploitation instilling awe.

 

“I believe us”.

We share the air –

breathing in life, breathing out love.

 

“I believe you”.

We share the wind –

the breath of God embracing all always.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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