Tuesday, March 1, 2016

“Any profession of faith…entrusts the mind and heart to a truth that cannot be proven but can be lived.” ― Luke Timothy Johnson

There are 120 tribes in Tanzania, but the most easily recognized are the Masai, a nomadic tribe whose members move often in and out of Tanzania and Kenya.  Many are Christian and many of those are Methodist.  Their faith and service are an inspiration to all who know them.  A few decades ago, they decided to write their own creed.  I love it and offer it here as the blog for today.  I also believe what they express in their creed.

                             The Masai Creed 

     1. We believe in the one High God, who out of love created the beautiful world and everything good in it. He created man and wanted man to be happy in the world. God loves the world and every nation and tribe on the earth. We have known this High God in the darkness, and now we know him in the light. God promised in the book of his word, the Bible, that he would save the world and all the nations and tribes.
     2. We believe that God made good his promise by sending his son, Jesus Christ, a man in the flesh, a Jew by tribe, born poor in a little village, who left his home and was always on safari doing good, curing people by the power of God, teaching about God and man, showing that the meaning of religion is love. He was rejected by his people, tortured and nailed hands and feet to a cross, and died. He lay buried in the grave, but the hyenas did not touch him, and on the third day, he rose from the grave. He ascended to the skies. He is the Lord.
     3. We believe that all our sins are forgiven through him. All who have faith in him must be sorry for their sins, be baptized in the Holy Spirit of God, live the rules of love, and share the bread together in love, to announce the good news to others until Jesus comes again. We are waiting for him. He is alive. He lives. This we believe. Amen.
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