(Adapted from Iona Abbey Worship Book, p.75)

We believe in God
whose love is the source of all life
and the desire of our lives,
whose love was given a human face
in Jesus of Nazareth,
whose love was crucified by the evil
that awaits to enslave us all
and whose love, defeating even death,
is our glorious promise of freedom.
Therefore, though we are sometimes fearful
and full of doubt, we put our trust in God;
and in the name of Jesus Christ,
we commit ourselves, in the service of others,
to seek justice and to live in peace,
to care for the Earth and to share the commonwealth of God’s goodness,
to live in the freedom of forgiveness
and the power of the spirit of love,
and in the company of the faithful,
we will be the church: a community of flawed and forgiving disciples
for the glory of God alone.