Do you believe in God, the Father?

This is the first question of the Baptismal Covenant. It seems like a simple question but I want to give a more complicated answer. I believe in a creative energy that I call Love with a capital L. This Love is what created the universe and keeps calling us to love one another and ourselves. I believe in a greater force than ourselves that we have called Father. This Love is what Jesus referred to as Abba, a good father that loves all of the children.

Being on the edge of lava that is still red hot, oozing out of the mountain demonstrated for me the power that comes from creation.

I say yes to the God of love that continues to create a world using the energy that is also available to us. We are invited when we say yes to be a part of bringing about a world where there is peace, love, and appreciation for the creation and all people.

What does this mean for me? How do I create a better world? Where can I make a difference and demonstrate this love? Lent is a time to ponder these questions.

Published by Julie Cicora

I'm an Episcopal Priest that loves using knitting as a spiritual discipline.

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