A friend of mine sent me the following quote from Leonardo Boff’s book Way of the Cross, Way of Justice:
In judging our salvation or definitive damnation, God will not be guided by cultic criteria—when and how we pray—nor by doctrinal criteria—what truths we believe in. God will be guided by ethical criteria: what we did for others. The eternal destiny of human beings will be measured by how much or how little solidarity we have displayed with the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, and the oppressed. In the end we will be judged in terms of love.
So does “believing in Jesus” mean believing in the love and mercy of God (with Christ as the concrete reality of that love)? And is belief a matter of embodying conviction?