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

Chaplain Reflection

The distinguished Australian theologian, writer and prophet, 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.

The creed is an invitation to belief.  When we do believe, there is a sense that there is nothing that cannot be overcome.  Yet at times, we lose sight of this.  As you take the time to look within, 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 the new decade with serenity.