=zab;5130751]During the Nicene Creed, we have a few individuals in our parish who insist on saying “I believe…” instead of “We believe…” A couple of them say it rather quietly and one would only notice if they happen to be standing next to one of these persons. But one shouts it out. I do not know the reason for this change in wording, but it can be very distracting and disrupting especially with the shouting.
I just wonder why this change of wording is going on. Is there some notice of change that we are supposed to be observing?
While either and both are correct, they nevertheless are making different satements about the Catholic Faith.
“I Believe” is much like “Amen!” I do personaly belive, live and practice the RC Faith!
“We Believe” is a factual, but perhaps less emphatic proclaimation of our Community of Believers.
I’m going to get flack on this next statement, but … Oh well!
To me personaly “I” comes before “we”. Faith is first personal, than, once one has it, it becomes communal. One cannot share what one does dot have in ones own posession.
Love and prayers,