Let’s Consider The Trinity

Posted: October 23, 2013 in World On The Edge

2010-11-29 12.10.35This morning, I was thinking about The Trinity. The Holy Trinity. God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and The Holy Spirit. Three persons in one God.

I know it’s a mystery that we can’t understand with our human reason which is so inferior to the mind of God–almost like a tiny ant trying to figure out a human being.

But first, I considered how the relationship between the three persons is a similar to our own relationships. A person can be a father. He can also be a son. He can also be a loving friend. And he is still one person.

Then, because I’m a writer, I thought about The Holy Trinity as a story.  I thought about characters and points of view.

In The Holy Trinity Story, The characters are:  God, who always was, is now, and always will be.  His point of view is  from “being” itself. God creates. and nothing exists without His creative action, which is Love. His calling a thing into being is an act of Love. Love is the action in this story. And love needs to express itself.

And that expression is Jesus, the Son of God, God’s example of how to love.

Then we have The Holy Spirit, the third character in the Trinity Story, and the one who remains with us always. The Holy Spirit is love in action through human beings.  Love always needs an object to love. So we are characters in the story, too.

As I said, we cannot really understand the mystery of the Trinity. So my impressions are just that–impressions. But the impressions each of us have of God color our relationship with Him.

Have you wondered about this awesome mystery? Do you have impressions of it? If you’d like to express them in the comment section of this blog, please do.

The following is one young man’s impression. I think it’s very good.

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