Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I Believe

Antiphon:   Love rejoices in the truth

I believe in God the Creator,
Who gives us breath and life,
Maker of all that is.

I believe in Jesus the Christ;
Wholly God and Wholly Man,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
And was born to a maid named Mary,

Who was tormented by Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died, and was entombed.
Who ministered to the dead,
And whom the gates of hell and death cannot restrain.

Three days after his death, he arose,
And ascended into heaven,
He sits on the right hand of God the Creator.
He shall come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
The Church, the Body of Christ,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting.

Friday, October 1, 2010

In Life’s Cycle, Lessons

Meditation:  Provision for charity

God brings forth his bounty
Fruit hangs on the vines

In preparation for winter
For much colder times

Go, pick and eat
Harvest and store

It’s a blessing from God
When the earth brings forth more

In kitchens and pantries
Ferment and preserve

In store rooms and barns
God’s bounty conserve

In life’s cycle, lessons;
Plant, harvest, store

Setting aside in the light;
So when the dark comes, there’s more