We believe in God our Father
Who created the world in love
Who created men & women in his image to live with each other in ways of love, justice and forgiveness
Who is to be found in human love, in the glory of nature, in the marvels of science, in the beauty of love and poetry
Who is with us in any sadness, loneliness or fear – and in our joys and celebrations.
Who is near not far off, and we can come to him in prayer
We believe in Jesus Christ
Who was born and lived a human life in Palestine 2000 years ago.
Who showed God’s love to the poor, the outsider, the ordinary and the sick
In whose life we see what God is like – forgiving, accepting, healing and challenging
Who gave his life in love, dying on a cross and reconciling the world to God.
Who is with us always
Who sent out his followers to change the world, taking the message of Good News to all people.
Who asked his followers to keep doing this today
We believe in The Holy Spirit
Who is the presence of God within each person guiding us in the way of truth
Who helps us to realise our potential and become fully the person God made.
Who is the invisible go-between connecting us with God and other people and making us aware of their needs
Who encourages the gifts of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Who is at work in the Church and in the World.
If we understand suffering to be whenever we are not in control, then we see why some form of suffering is absolutely necessary to teach us how to live beyond the illusion of control and to give that control back to God and the flow of reality.