A Touchstone

Written by the Study & Prayer Group of
The Church of Universal Fellowship
Revised: Fall 2010

 This statement is not meant to be a creed. It is offered as a “touchstone” for our spiritual journey.

 The Random House Dictionary describes a touchstone as: “a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold and silver by the color of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal” and “a test or criterion for the qualities of something.”

We trust in the transcendent Source of All That Is,
the expression of our ground-of-being and
the song of the Cosmos—
sentient, sensed, called by myriad names,
and known as God.

We trust in the goodness and love of our Source,
that can be seen, felt, and known,
in all of life’s experiences.

We trust the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth,
wisdom that guides us into authentic life
in union with our Source and the world.

We trust wholeness and harmony as the intent of our Source,
already present and sufficient in resources to meet all needs,
as well as in graces, charities, and mercies
perceived throughout the ages
within cultures, and across all boundaries.

We trust this ineffable One, this Force, this Great Spirit, this God,
this mystery around and within us and in all things
as we strive together
to bring about Wisdom and Justice here on earth.