Monday, July 4, 2016

'We hold these Truths to be self-evident!'

From Wyoming-

One of the things I have our congregation do is to renew our baptismal vows on a regular basis. We recite the Apostle’s Creed, which reflects what we believe, and then we reaffirm our Baptismal Vows, which we “hold” to express the ethics of living out what we say we believe in the Apostles Creed.

Like Paul, we sometimes not only see through a glass darkly, but we continue to do the things we ought not to do and not do the things we should. Paul says we need the help of God to do the right thing. That is why we need to regularly reaffirm these values, especially since we live and move and have our being in the midst of competing values and ethics in our culture. This can help us live up to the values we proclaim.

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