Why make such a big thing about the Creed for people who are joining the Church? We say it every Sunday, so it’s nothing special, right?
Actually, we say it every Sunday because it is.
The Creed is a summary of the faith. For people joining the Church, it’s pulling together everything they’ve heard in RCIA in one place. And then telling them that this is what they are getting themselves into.
It’s kind of like a warning label before joining the Church.
Which kind of makes sense. Catholicism probably should have a warning label. After all, if you’re not careful, it could change your life.
More on this tomorrow.