Sunday - What Does it Mean for Us?
So I ask
the question: what does it mean for us and for our lives? In one sense,
I think we could say that even the dynamic of the Trinity is itself an
expression of the genius of God. (Do you ever think about the genius of
God? It's really quite extraordinary!) We know the sequence: God came
to earth in the human form of the man called Jesus, in whose life we could
see God's unconditional love made manifest. Yet although this Jesus was
crucified, the presence and power of God among us was not to be ended.
Jesus rose from
death and ascended into eternity, set free, as it were, from the limitation
of a single human life. God's love for us wasn't to be ended either, but
continued through the Holy Spirit, given to be present for us and within
us always - without boundaries - embracing and including even us in that
dynamic of love which continually flows so powerfully within the heart
of God as Father, Son and Spirit.
All of this
is what has been summed up and expressed in what we know as the doctrine
of the Trinity. Yet don't forget that it's a living doctrine, one that
brings the history of God right into the heart of Christian life today.
It affects our lives even now, because it includes us in its continuing
dynamic. So once again, let us stand in awe of what God is doing - even
here, even now - still reaching out and enfolding each one of us in that
vital blessing of unending love.
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