"A truth by which to live"

Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed: The Symbol of Faith


     I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;
And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, Begotten of the Father before all ages, Light of Light, True God of True God, Begotten, not made, of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made; 
Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man; 
And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; 
And the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; 
And ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father; 
And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke by the Prophets;
And I believe in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins.
I look for the Resurrection of the dead,
And the Life of the age to come. Amen.


Paulo Coelho: Reflections of the Warrior of the Light
     Every warrior of the light has been afraid to enter a combat.
     Every warrior of the light has betrayed and lied in the past.
     Every warrior of the light has lost faith in the future.
     Every warrior of the light has trodden a path which was not his own.
     Every warrior of the light has suffered because of unimportant things.
     Every warrior of the light has doubted that he is a warrior of the light.
     Every warrior of the light has failed in his spiritual obligations.
     Every warrior of the light has said yes when he meant no.
     Every warrior of the light has hurt someone he loved.
     That is why he is a warrior of the light:
     He has endured all this, and not lost the hope to improve.


John Connolly: The Burning Soul
     Here is a truth, a truth by which to live: there is hope. There is always hope. If we choose to abandon it, our souls will turn to ash and blow away. But the soul can burn and not be damned. The Soul can burn with a bright fire, and never turn to ash.

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