We are resuming this blog after a long hiatus. This Christmas Creed seems to exist in a number of versions. I’ve shaped it up a bit and made it corporate. The source I used
has some beautiful reflective and poetic material that you could weave into services. The material is relevant to the Lectionary.
A Christmas Creed from Latin America
We believe in Jesus Christ and in the power of the Gospel which began in Bethlehem.
We believe in the One whose spirit glorified a small village, of whose coming the shepherds saw the sign, and for whom there was no room in the inn.
We believe in the One whose life changed the course of history, over whom the kings of the earth had no power, and who was not understood by the proud.
We believe in the One to whom the poor, the oppressed, the discouraged, the afflicted, the sick, and the blind gave welcome: the One from whom they received hope and wholeness.
We believe in the One who, with love, changed the hearts of the proud, and with his life, showed that it is more important to serve than to be served, and that the greatest joy is in giving oneself for others.
We believe in peace, which is not only the absence of war, but justice and love among all peoples and nations.
We believe in reconciliation, forgiveness and the transforming power of the gospel.
We believe that this world can change if, with humility and faith, we kneel before the manger.