Day 27: The Gift of the Creed (193-197)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in heaven we thank you so much. We thank you for the gift of your Church. We thank you for the gift of revealing yourself to us. We thank you for the gift of communicating the truth about your heart, the truth about your identity to us in the midst of this confusing and uncertain world. We know that, Lord, you work through history. We know that you are present in history. You're present in world events. We know that you interact with us and you are alive. You're guiding us. And through guiding us, you guide the course of world affairs. Lord God, you are perfect, even when this world is not perfect. You are good, even when we are not good. You are true, even when we struggle and strain to understand what is true. So open our hearts, Lord God. Open our hearts to love your will. Open our minds to understand what it is you wish to teach us this day and every day. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”

Scripture References & Reflections

- compiled by Andrew Adamany

Bible Translation - RSVCE

CCC 194 "The Apostles' Creed is so called because it is rightly considered to be a faithful summary of the apostles' faith. It is the ancient baptismal symbol of the Church of Rome. Its great authority arises from this fact: it is "the Creed of the Roman Church, the See of Peter the first of the apostles, to which he brought the common faith".

Romans 1:7–8

"To all God’s beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints: 

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world."

CCC 197 "To say the Credo with faith is to enter into communion with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and also with the whole Church which transmits the faith to us and in whose midst we believe"

1 John 1:1–4 

"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing this that our joy may be complete."