Trinity Sunday

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The Trinity is such an easy thing to think about as it is the most fundamental part of catholicism. The father, the son, the holy spirit. The most common of all blessings. The father is the father of creation, the God of Genesis, the one who built the world in seven days. The son is the fully divine and fully human, the New Testament The crucified, the died, buried, resurrected, and ascended.The Father is represented by an old guy with a beard, the son on a crucifix, and the holy spirit by a bird. The trinity is such an easy thing to think about,yet that description does not contain much thought, and it really does not describe the Trinity. Yes the father is the father of creation, and the God of Genesis; but the Trinity is one God therefore the Son and the Holy Spirit are also the God of creation and the God of Genesis, therefore too the Son is the God of the Old Testament. That was the point Saint Patrick tried to explain with the clover; the trinity is three aspects of one God.

The Father is the old Guy with the beard; yet read the Bible and you will discover that this Triune god has both a masculine aspect and a Feminine. If God can be  represented by an old guy with a beard, God too can be represented by an old lady with rhinestone encrusted cat eye glasses: thats the problem with trying to draw a picture of God: sometimes you get the image wrong. Might that be the reason Muslims and Jews don’t make images of God? If God were represented by music, I wonder what it would sound like ? A symphony might be a better representation of a Triune God than pictures.

Of course words might offer the best description. Here are some words John used: ” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.   John continues: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

If words can be used to describe what the Trinity is, what a triune God is; might they also be put to use to describe what this blessed trinity does? Perhaps a description of Gods deeds is the better approach to describe who God is, and isn’t the Bible really a collection of accounts of Gods deed: and don’t those deeds describe best who the Trinity is?

Read the bible, it’s the Word of God, the Word of the Trinity.. ..Its the Word of the Father, and its the Word of his only begotten Son, and its the word of The Holy Spirit… .. . … ..amen..

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