What we believe, responsive reading — by Jim Burklo, adapted

Holy Trinity Church, Bradford on Avon, UK

A Statement of Faith appropriate for Trinity Sunday, or any time.

To be read responsively.

God is Love.

God is the cosmic creativity present everywhere and in everything.

God gently urges all toward the good.

To transcending Love, we raise our awestruck praise!

Jesus embodied the Love that is God.

Jesus loved the poor, the sick, the outcast.

He loved the unpopular.

He loved even his own enemies.

He loved so completely, he loved so dangerously,

that it cost him his life.

As Christians we aim to serve humbly as Jesus did,

Resurrecting his life of Love through communion with others.

The texts and traditions of Christianity give voice to our souls,

so that we may support each other in our quests of Love.

So we pray for a Holy Spirit of discernment

To express our faith afresh in new times and places.

These are our truths.

This is what we believe.