I Believe… in the Church

As we articulate our faith using the Apostles Creed, there is one line that may jump out as a bit odd.  We state that we believe in the “holy catholic Church” but we’re not Catholic.  Maybe you know that difference between catholic and Catholic… or maybe you’ve never noticed the use of the small “c” versus the big “C.”  This lack of capitalization makes all the difference in what we say we believe in.  And once we know the difference, it also propels us into the challenge Jesus laid before us in the Upper Room the night before His crucifixion. In short, believing in the holy catholic Church pushes us to love in ways that might be uncomfortable but necessary!