Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Shortest creed ever?
The new issue of the Christian Century quotes a rather extraordinary pledge of allegiance by June Alliman Yoder and J. Nelson Kraybill, president of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary:
I pledge allegiance to Jesus Christ,
And to God’s kingdom for which he died—
One Spirit-led people the world over, indivisible,
With love and justice for all.
That may be the shortest affirmation of Christian faith I've heard. Although I'm sure I'd have to spend some time explaining to my fellow Unitarian Universalists what each of the highly complex symbols in this statement mean to me — a task that will have to wait for another day — I nonetheless affirm all of it.
Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 10 November 2004 at 5:19 PM