Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

We believe that Jesus has called us to show selfless compassion for others, regardless of how different they are from us and to help others grow and develop their potential – to facilitate human becoming.

All: Help us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus

 

We believe that Jesus has called us to expand the realm of love throughout the world. This love calls us into being – it expands our lives as it flows through us. In particular, Jesus taught and demonstrated how we should value and support those who are currently looked down on by society. The Christian life also requires the courage to be unpopular, to stand up to the wealthy and powerful on behalf of the poor and powerless.

All: Help us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus

 

We believe that Jesus has called us to forgive those who do us wrong, to turn the other cheek to violence and to love our enemies. We are therefore called to be peacemakers in the world – to enable reconciliation and forgiveness to take place.

All: Help us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus

 

We acknowledge that Jesus refused to be bound by the rules that arise out of our incompleteness and fear and that he calls us into a new human unity. He was an enabler of life, a source of being for others – enabling others to become the person they really are.

All: Help us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus

 

We believe that Jesus was not only an example to follow, but a vision of reality and of the future that compels us to change and to act. He calls us to walk in the path of wholeness towards a new humanity. He led a move away from a narrow legalistic and ritualistic understanding of religion to one based on ideals of the heart – on boundary-shattering self-giving love and compassion.

All: Help us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus

 

We believe that in Jesus people were able to see the unconditional quality of love, the depth and richness of human life, and the divine spirit that flowed through his life and brought healing to broken lives and relationships.

All: Help us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus

 

We believe Jesus came to help us become more fully human – to restore our human wholeness, unlock our potential and creativity.

All: Help us to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.      Amen

 

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