God is love. He is invisible but transcendant; that is, in glorious perfection. He is also immanent , that is , totally present in the universe which He created.
God so loved the world, his creation and his human creatures, that he sent His only-beloved Son to live and die as man, for all humanity. We are therefore saved from sin and death. We are free to accept or reject salvation. The Good News is that we have been made free.
God’s Holy Spirit is everywhere, loving, sustaining and inspiring, both believers and all others. It guides God’s providential plan, which we are free to choose or to refuse.
Jesus, known as the Christ, the Messiah specifically anointed by the Father, lived, died and rose again at a particular moment in time. After his resurrection the Holy Spirit was given to the first Christians, both individually and collectively. This Spirit still guides the Churches, keeping them in the truth and enabling them to be sign-posts to God’s coming Kingdom. The Churches and the great faiths, that stem from Abraham, should converge under the guidance of the spirit.
Together they have to care for the poor, and the vulnerable of the world. Love God and love your neighbour are the two great commandments.
Faith is God’s gift. It is a joy to proclaim and bear witness to it. This faith is what guides my public and parliamentary life.