Jesus Creed Formation 5

Posted by occwebsite
17th 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.


Oen of Jesus’ models for the Kingdom of God is the mustard seed: a seed that grows among the unlikely, from person to person, and among the peaceful and patient.

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 are you tempted to see the work of God mostly in the powerful? What are some ways you can the Kingdom of God growing or moving slowly in insignificant ways?


Listen to what God is saying to you about being mustard seed like in your world.


Imagine how you can be a mustard seed in some concrete way in your family, neighbourhood, city, world.