I believe that God is Love.
I believe that the Father is Love.
I believe that the Son is Love.
I believe that the Spirit is Love.
I believe that the Eucharist is Love.
I believe that the Trinity is Love.

I believe that life is a gift of Love.
I believe that life must be lived in love.
I believe that love is the strength of the world.
I believe that love is a gift.
I believe that love is joy.
I believe that love is everything.

I believe that the cross is love.
I believe that life is the cross and love.
I believe that Mary is the Mother of Love.
I believe that a smile draws its strength from love.
I believe that pain is the seal of love.

I believe that the Church is the fruit of Love.
I believe that Christ wants only love.
I believe that prayer is love.
I believe that the apostolate take its measure from love.
I believe that love will have the last word
Because God is Love.

—Carmel of Mount Carmel


PRACTICE:  Write out Carmel’s “Creed of Love” by hand. Keep it in your Bible, purse, or some other meaningful place where you will stumble across unexpectedly.

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Kevin holds a Doctor of Ministry in Semiotics and Future Studies from Portland Seminary, where his work on Early Church spiritual formation passed with the rare honor of exemplary distinction. He is also a graduate of Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary, holding degrees in Biblical Studies, Visual Communications, and Church Educational Leadership. Kevin has served on ministry staffs in some of the largest churches across the United States and is currently the Senior Minister of JupiterFIRST Church in Jupiter, Florida. His most important role, though, is husband to Sally and dad to four of Generation Z’s youngest members: Libbie, Lucy, Harris, and Matthew.