Saturday, May 29, 2021

The Trinity - Bound in love

The nature of God. Is this something we can fathom and grasp, or is it something which is be- yond our capacity to talk about meaningfully? I think the very fact that we ask such questions actually helps us to begin a dialogue or a conversation on the subject, the question is, where does it end up? If we are talking about an incomprehensible mystery, then you might say what
s the point? But such a response pays little respect to our intelligence and to our reason. The human condition will not allow us to be satisfied with that. From the very moment we gained self awareness the question of origin and purpose has been one which has occupied us, beginning within us a quest, a journey of exploration and discovery, opening up our thoughts and our in- stincts to the wonders of our being. It has brought forth the whole corpus of work that has sought to define us and our place within the created universe. In this quest, both our science, our philosophy and theology have been our guides and references, forging and shaping the stepping stones along which we have tentatively trod, preparing us with reason and insight, to speak meaningfully about God. We must not then be timid or restricted in professing our belief in the reality of God as the one who sustains the creation, becoming incarnate in time and place, so as to reveal the mystery in its fulness to us through the faculties which we have been endowed with.

The summit of these faculties is love, made flesh in the person of Jesus, and in the exercise of this love, which we share with Jesus, we are enlightened to a knowledge of another dimension of this love. Through our sharing in the love Jesus has for each of us, we are bound within and become partakers of the creative love which flows eternally and sustainingly within the Trinity. This love sustains us in our lives and in it we find our joy. It teaches us knowledge and wisdom, it endows us with truth and beauty and it unfolds before us the mystery of the very nature of God as Father, Son and Spirit: one undivided unity of love.

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