Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about Creeds

Date: 2019-04-06
Languages: Cantonese

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Jesus said that He is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life”. He is the Way because He teaches us how to live a moral life, the Truth because He gives us the Creed to teach us about Him, and the Life because He is the fountain of grace which we can tap into through prayer and the Sacraments. In the catechism, we read “Who created me?” “The Lord.” “Why did the Lord create?” “God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven.” Unless we know someone, it is difficult to love them; and unless we love them, it is difficult to serve them. Merely having head knowledge of God isn’t enough, we must use our hearts to love Him. Humans were created to glorify God forever – in Heaven, they glorify His mercy; in Hell, they glorify His justice. We can force many people to do many things, but we cannot force someone to love us. God doesn’t force us either but gives us the freedom to respond to His love. The Creeds tell us of the Trinitarian nature of God while the Sign of the Cross also reminds us of the shape of Christ’s Passion. The Scriptures teach us both natural and supernatural truths. Many people already know the natural truths through their sense of reason. Chinese people already have strong conceptions of good and evil without hearing the Gospel. But other truths, the supernatural ones, no one would know unless God told us, such as the Trinitarian nature of God. Hence, we need to heartfully reflect on the truths contained in the Creeds and, if necessary, witness these truths to others.

Tags: Creeds