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Happy Easter!  This Easter Monday I continue my journey through Scott Hahn’s book, Lenten Reflections from A Father Who Keeps His Promises.

During Easter Mass yesterday, the celebrant replaced the Nicene Creed with the renewal of our Baptismal Promises:

V. Do you reject Satan?

R. I do.

V. And all his works?

R. I do.

V. And all his empty promises?

R. I do.

V. Do you believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth?

R. I do.

V. Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary was crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father?

R. I do.

V. Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting?

R. I do.

When asked each of these questions, the congregation didn’t just meekly respond in the affirmative.  We gave a resounding acclamation of our Faith:

I DO!

Wow!  What an incredible way to begin the Easter Season!  I always find it uplifting to know that I share this faith with others who so openly and eagerly embrace Christ’s Church.

Day 48-1Some of our shared faith—including what we affirm each Sunday in the Nicene Creed—is difficult to understand.  I realize that my understanding is immature and, as I grow in faith, my understanding will also mature.  When I encounter difficulties in faith, I remember the father of the boy who was possessed by a demon, who cried out:  “I do believe, help my unbelief!”
Day 48-2

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