The Gospel According to Mark
(A creed created from a reading of Mark's gospel)
By Jemila Kwon
We are the family of Jesus, God’s beloved, God’s anointed one.
Woven together in doing God’s will, we enact God’s kingdom here and now, serving and loving God and neighbor,
Spreading the good news
Including the outcasts,
Lifting up the least,
Healing the sick,
Making the unclean clean
Honoring the destitute
Bringing the dead to life
Freeing the oppressed and the demonized
Exposing the power-hungry
And Empowering the powerless through parables, miracles and a new way of life. We are fishers of human beings and servants of all, for the last shall be first and the least shall be greatest.
God prepared the way through John the baptizer
For Jesus to bring us the Holy Spirit
Jesus was tempted in the wilderness,
Who calmed the storm
Who cast out demons
Raised the dead to life,
Healed the sick,
Was misunderstood by family
Mocked by acquaintances
Rejected by his own faith community
Betrayed by his friend Judas
Given capital punishment to appease the crowd
Crucified alone on the cross
Shed the Passover blood,
Died and Raised to life,
Our Lord Jesus Christ says:
Do not be afraid
Where is your faith?
Give Love Live
All things are possible with God, only
Abandon all but Love of God and Neighbor
Spread the good news that God is acting again!
God is here
God is now
The time is now to spread the good news
Before God’s kingdom is consummated in full
Before our generation passes away
Let the good news go out that God is acting again and his will is to forgive, heal, free the oppressed, make all things clean, serve the least, raise the dead to life and call all who have ears to a new way of life.
What is the new way of life?
The way of loving God and having faith
The way of loving neighbor and loving stranger
The way of standing for life, even to death
The way of believing God, and following God’s beloved son, God’s anointed one
We follow God’s beloved son, God's anointed one
We walk in the steps of Jesus Christ
We act in his name
We are the family of God, woven together in doing God’s will
We believe God is acting again!
Labels: Emerging Church, Spiritual Formation, Theology