I believe in God, the Ultimate Unknown, the Figure of Love:
creative and purposeful,
seen and unseen.
And I believe in Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ,
Son of humankind:
Healer from sins,
Teacher and Preacher
of a coming, immediate, Kingdom of God -
Requiring me to change.
Born as any human,
He lived what he taught
and paid for this stance
as he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
According to the scriptures he rose and ascended:
The Creative Word has presence
as a model of suffering and service,
and as the ethical voice,
and bringer of justice and community.
He leads with the other great prophets
known and unknown in the world.
Their great visions are our hope and judgment
in this universe of change.
And I believe in the Holy Spirit,
The Guiding Energy of faith and work
in the movement towards great visions,
speaking though the prophets known and unknown.
I believe in communal exchange with holy faith -
using symbol and its meaning,
in the gifts of giving and receiving;
I acknowledge the inclusion of everyone;
I look for all creation achieving its beauty
and the fullness of life. Amen.