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THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK.

Revd. Peter looks at the Holy Trinity

One of the great mysteries is that of how we get our minds around the concept of a Three-in-one God. The Trinity comprises of three persons as we saw last week on Pentecost Sunday, that the Holy Spirit is a person, not some strange phantom wafting around. All three persons of the Trinity deal with us personally. One simple comparison we can make is that of water, steam, and ice. All H2O = water.

Psalm 8 reminds us to respect God’s majesty. When we look at creation, we can often feel small by comparison as we scan the night skies. We can but wonder at the greatness of our Trinitarian God.

In Paul’s second Corinthian letter (13:11-end) and its closing words, he extols some of the virtues required of a Trinitarian church then, as indeed now: ‘Rejoice’ - ‘change your ways’ - ‘encourage each other’ – ‘live in harmony and peace’.

The upshot of such? ‘Then the God of love and peace will be with you’.... Our Trinitarian God.

St. Matthew concludes his Gospel (28:16-20) with the Great Commission Jesus gave his disciples to go out into all the world and pass on the message, the Good News, and in so doing making and baptising more disciples, and this would be done in the Trinitarian name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (I have lost count how many children and adults I have baptised with that same injunction). The message goes out every day – the message of our loving Trinitarian God. The Roman Empire is consigned to dusty history books – The Kingdom of God is alive and well!

© Revd Peter 2024.