Jesus Creed Formation 6

Posted by occwebsite
20th 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 society of the Kingdom of God is a society that pursues justice because its people love both God and others.

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

Think about how understanding justice includes both restitution and restoration. Jim Wallis wrote “faith works”. What are some of the ways this can look like?


Listen to what God is saying about justice as defined by the Jesus Creed [Luke 4:16-19; Luke 18:1-8; Matthew 5-7 (The Sermon on the Mount)].


Imagine what justice would looklike in our city, province, country and world if it was shaped by the Jesus Creed.