Litany of resistance

We will be using this litany on Sunday in place of the Apostles’ Creed. The purpose of saying the Creed is rather like a pledge of allegiance, in my view, and given the sermon material and the Gospel reading for the week, the litany expresses exactly that.

Jesus inaugurates the kingdom of God not by conquering with legions of angel armies, but by suffering and dying and, ultimately, by being raised from the dead – death has lost its hold on him. So also we are to carry our cross, to identify ourselves with Jesus and to seek to understand the world in the terms Jesus understood it. It’s not just about believing “in” Jesus, but about relationally attaching to him, about being like Jesus.

~ Jason

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~ by Jason Barr on August 29, 2008.

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