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What I believe is not what I say I believe; what I believe is what I do.

Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

What do I believe?

It is simple really

I believe there is something much much bigger than I

I call that something God, or the Sacred One, although I am not sure that an anthropomorphic image of God is helpful.

I believe that I came from God

And I believe that God dwells in me, and you

And every person on this earth

I believe some people are awake to that presence

Some are not

I believe that once upon a time, a person named Jesus

Was totally awake to that presence, to the degree that the difference between the human, Jesus,

And the Sacred part of him became meaningless

He was fully human, but fully God

I believe that because God was so alive in Jesus life

He lived an amazing life of love, and he healed the sick, and touched lives deeply

And I believe that while we can never be Jesus, we can live

Towards Jesus

Seeing to walk in his way

I believe that when the Sacred is awake in us

We are people who live without fear,

And are full of hope

We are people who forgive, and give, and share, and comfort

Our faith is revealed not so much by what we believe

And certainly not what we say

But in how we live

I believe that when my time here is done

I go back to the place from whence I came

And I move from communion with God, to union

And so each day

I seek to be aware of the Sacred

Powered by the Sacred

And I seek to live the Sacred

Because I know I am a child of God

And I look at you

And I know that you are one too

And that some day

Down the road, we will both go home

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