Today is Trinity Sunday, which falls on the Sunday following Pentecost each year. This day is dedicated to the Christian belief in the Trinity, God The Father, God The Son and God The Holy Spirit. Throughout the sermons on Sundays, I have consistently spoken of looking through the eyes of love, as Jesus taught us through his example. Love is foundational to the Trinity. The Trinity has radical consequences for Christian life. It is the specifically Christian way of speaking about God, [and] what it means to participate in the life of God through Jesus Christ in the Spirit.”
The belief in the Three-in-One God arose from how God was revealed to us. The Old Testament clearly teaches that there is only one God. Yet the New Testament has shown us that Jesus Christ is God and that the Holy Spirit is God. In seeking to teach clearly what we have been shown about God, the church has formulated the doctrine of the Trinity – one God in three Persons.
The Holy Trinity is about relationship. It is about collaboration and God communicating the nature of God, about our invitation into relationship with God by Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. It is also about our relationship and mutuality with each other, guiding, speaking, and declaring to one another the glory of God, Father/Creator, Jesus/Son, and Holy Spirit.
The beautiful painting on the front of this booklet represents The Trinity in a way that engenders an emotion in the viewer. How does it make you feel? What is it saying to you?
Yours in Christ