Listening to a couple of sermons recently, and reading a thoughtful article in The Christian Century, I see a heresy that I am ready to embrace. I don’t want to recite the Nicene Creed each week in worship. I want to recite the Beatitudes in place of the Creed.
It seems to me that Jesus the Christ was living and preaching the Beatitudes and not the Creed. The Creed comes from, in my humble opinion, the hierarchy of the Church and not from the life that Jesus demonstrated in his words and actions.
This is simply my heresy this week. Thank Goodness I am not ordained!