This morning as we stand to make a Profession of Faith, I want each one of us to make a personal profession, to profess my faith in God and for you to profess your faith in God. What do you profess today? This is what I profess:
I BELIEVE that you, Our Father, Jesus Our Christ and you, the Holy Spirit, are my Loving God who create all that is human and material and all that visible and invisible.
I BELIEVE that you, God, are living and sustaining and protecting me at this very moment from all that would injure or harm me.
I BELIEVE that you, O God, love me and care for me, even though I may not see or understand.
I BELIEVE that you are calling me in this time and place to open an even larger space for you in my heart and in my life.
I BELIEVE that you are inviting me to return to what is most important and to cultivate your divine life in my life.
I BELIEVE that I have placed too much confidence and trust in work, in accomplishments, in money and in the material pleasures of life, sometimes with complete disregard for others, thinking and planning for my life alone.
I BELIEVE that you are inviting me to stand in sacred time, to prosper from what I know to be your good will, and to let you let your light and truth more fully come into my life.
I BELIEVE that you, O God, want me to follow a different way of Truth and Life which is your Way.
I BELIEVE in the Mystery of the Coronavirus as a Call to place the world and all who live in it in the hands from whom I came and from whom my life on this earth continues.
I BELIEVE in you O God who can sustain me now, who can help me find my way out of this darkness and who can bring this Pandemic to an end.
Help me to be faithful to you, O God. Protect me from this evil. Help me to help you, O God, to bring it to an end. To your glory and to a deeper appreciation of who you are, My God. I believe, I hope. I wait. Amen
3 thoughts on “A Profession of Faith for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 29, 2020”
I thank Sandra Nepacena for sending me this sermon by Father Richard. L really like his sermons.
Thank you, JoAnn!
Father Richard’s reflection is just perfect for the time we are living in.
Thank you, Sandra!