Jesus Creed Formation 4

Posted by occwebsite
15th Sep 2021

We are reflecting on the Jesus Creed as Jesus’ way of spiritual formation

Hear O Israel, the Lord our God.
The Lord is One.
Love the Lord your God
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind
and with all your strength.
The second is this:
Love your neighbor as yourself.


The Kingdom of God is the place & society where the Jesus Creed transforms life. God’s Kingdom has arrived in Jesus.

Exercise 1

These are words of Jesus on spiritual formation.
Over the month of September: read – memorize – recite – reflect on these words daily.
Bask – sit in his presence and his love. Learn that love. Trust that love.
Take a few (or many) minutes to prayerfully read the Jesus Creed.
Allow this reminder of what we are called to be and do, shape our thinking and our actions.

Exercise 2

How can the Kingdom of God be seen as the place & society where the Jesus Creed transforms life?


Listen to the words of Jesus “the kingdom of God is among you” [Luke 17:21]; listen to what this means for your life, as you are open to the kingdom.


Imagine a society totally committed to the Jesus Creed.
Imagine what part you would play in such a kingdom society.
Imagine your family life, imagine your neighbourhood and city, imagine the world in that kingdom.
How will you commit yourself, today, to the central source of that kingdom – Jesus?