The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia


Retired Uniting Church minister, author and activist, Dorothy McRae-McMahon, penned the following creed:  

We believe in God who takes our smallest moments of hope and grows them forth like a tree with spreading branches for the sheltering of new life.  

We believe in Jesus Christ who walks tall among us, seen in our faces, felt in our hearts, bedded deep in the longing of our souls for all that is true, just and full of hope.  

We believe in the Holy Spirit who waits on our moments of openness and springs into the unknowns with joy and delight, that we might be called on beyond where we thought we could go - where every step is walked on holy ground.  

McRae-McMahon's creed is an invitation to belief, to have faith.  When we do have faith, there is a sense that difficulties can be overcome.  But sometimes we lose this sense.     

As we journey into this winter term, may that Power that is so much greater than our own, lead us to fresh places of awareness, of compassion and of surprise.  May hope blossom and grow and may we face with serenity the uncertainty that frames our daily living.