We Believe!

2 Corinthians 4:13

Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we too believe, and so we speak.

The very first thing we do as Christians is believe and speak. The two go together like love and kisses, or like breathing in and out, or like the deity and humanity of the Incarnate God. And so the very first words of the Creed are “We believe” and they are meant to spoken, chanted, even shouted aloud in public assembly by the Body of Christ. “For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved” (Romans 10:10).

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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