10.01.2005

creed

The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father
Almighty Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended to the dead.
On the third day He rose again;
He ascended into heaven,
He is seated at the right hand of the Father,
And He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
One holy church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting.

AMEN.



An American Creed

I believe in my income and Standard of Living,
Maker of pleasure on earth.
And in Things-I-Own and Things-I-Want-To-Get,
Which are conceived by desire for possessions born of a regular paycheck,
Suffered under monthly payments,
Then glorified, cherished and admired.
They descend in their value,
But on a future day I'll acquire some more,
Ascending in my status,
'Til I sit in quite comfortable retirement,
From whence I shall come to enjoy them all without end.
I believe in my home or apartment,
My comfortable automobile,
My vacation with pay,
My insurance for life,
The satisfaction of my wants,
And a bank account ever increasing.

AMEN.


R. Vallet, Congregations at the Crossroads

4 comments:

Hidden Valley Girl said...

Thank you for reminding me of how selfish I can be.

Hidden Valley Girl said...

P.S. - That book your reading, Blue like Jazz, yeah, my friend corrien went to college with Donald Miller. She gave me the copy of the book that he gave to her. I started to read the book a long time ago, and from the little bit I read, I thought, "he's pretty funny and "over the top" ". That's all I wanted to say about that.

curious servant said...

When I think about the suffering in the world, and how the U.S. rushes to "end tyranny" in places that have strategic importance yet ignorefixable problems such as those in Haiti, I am very much ashamed at the consumer mentality of Americans.

God forive us!

Riana said...

Ouch.