I suppose when I just existed for me and for my own self interests, I was still solely in love with myselF,(if you know what I mean), then I felt able to question and doubt god. I couldn’t understand intellectually how a virgin could conceive a son and I even thought the resurrection story might be symbolic.I thought that the tenets of the creed were decided upon for political and monetary reasons and thus doubted again the power of god. I was sceptical. Now though I just humbly accept it as I believe all things are possible with god. Accepting it means that I have accepted the wondrous salvific activity of god in human life. So now I speak the creed clearly, loving each word as it tells me so much about the god I love.
Many thanks for reading my post and for taking the time to make a comment. I agree- we must pray for our priests. It is hard enough to be a lay person in such difficult times. We cannot imagine the pressures for our shepherds . Let us pray that they will always be on fire for God and that the holy spirit always inspires them to do God’s will. God bless