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Three in One - 1 in 3 What's the Trinity about?
Priests often ask someone else to preach on Trinity Sunday so they don’t have to teach about God being Father, Son and Holy Spirit! But I don’t think the Trinity is any more (or less!) difficult than Jesus rising from the dead at Easter or the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost …. trying to understand God is like trying to pour all the water from a large jug into a small glass.... God our Creator is mystery beyond the limits of understanding, however clever we may be…
But this doesn’t mean we can’t be close to God. God loves us and makes himself known to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit….the Maker of heaven and earth is our Redeemer Jesus Christ who lives as one of us and leaves us with his Holy Spirit to guide, comfort, strengthen and bless us with gifts of love, joy, peace, gentleness, kindness, patience, faithfulness, generosity and self control…
Jesus doesn’t actually talk about the Trinity… Jesus talks about his Father and his Spirit – not 3 separate people but part with him of one God…. like water which can be solid ice or steam or liquid, one and the same substance (H2O) in 3 different forms… the Trinity is the awesome mystery of God who is Love.
The Trinity is the truly loving, truly self-giving relationship of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for each other and for creation - a family of loving we are invited to join. For me Trinity Sunday isn’t about theology … it’s about God calling us to receive and share His love with the world…
God’s love has no limit... God doesn’t just love us if we’re good or if we’re born into one race, religion or sex. God’s love embraces every human being, even those who make Him angry, who do terrible things to others. There’s nothing Love won’t do for those he loves, even dying on a cross : 'For God so loved the world he gave his only Son that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life'. ..
Christians are baptised in name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit… We are blessed in the name of God Father, Son and Holy Spirit that we may grow closer to God and to each other, in love and service. Living God’s Love is not an optional extra but basic to all Christians ....
Rev Jenny Gray
© May 2016