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Believing in...

Recently, while professing the Nicene Creed at Mass I reflected how years of reciting Saint Peter's sermon (Acts 2) has changed my attitude about life.  A common word in the first sentence among the four predominant paragraphs of  The Profession of Faith  articulate centuries of what Christians believe and affirms what I believe  IN .    For example, when I say, “I believe in…” versus "I believe that..." a definitive belief is being claimed. An important clue here is the phrase, " I believe in..." as the tone is motivational, passionate, and inspiring.  As a result, a clear understanding of what is believed is evident. Watch out!  Believing  in  will change people.  For those who have known me a while know my behavior is different than when I was younger. Friends, family, and colleagues have all turned heads.  Complicated?  Na. For me, when I say, “I believe that...” it borders a less meaningful certainty and hints toward a deficiency of confidence.