The both/and of belief

My reading the end of this year in the daily office reflects on Revelation and Isaiah beautifully. I am drawn to heart-searching conclusions every time. The gospel in Scripture is far more concerned with my ACTIONS than my beliefs. If the Kingdom of God is truly working in me, this is how I ACT. Generally, it’s not about “personal holiness” as much as it’s about community justice.

Yet, it’s not an either/or. It’s a both/and.

Two places where I land in my life as I keep on this journey:

The Sermon on the Mount tells me what to do. The Nicene Creed forges out what we believe as a Church. Because I believe, this is how I act. Because this is how I act, I am driven to those actions by what I believe.

Here I stand. I can do no other.

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