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I believe in God

I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

They say faith is spelled R-I-S-K.  To believe in God is a calculated risk.  The Apostles’ Creed is part of the calculation for Christians.  We say "I believe in God" and continue in the Creed with propositions both historical and out of this world to fill out the object of our belief since believing in God as Christians means going along with the faith of the church.

Belief in God is like belief in electricity. Both are invisible yet powerful realities.  Just as we do not need to fully understand electricity to benefit from switching the lights on, so we do not need to fully understand God to see our prayers answered.  We believe, St Anselm taught, so that we may understand and not vice versa.

Thomas Merton added "I believe not because I want to know but because I want to be".  To believe in God opens up a vision that is transformative and helps us become what we are meant to be in communion with…