Vicar’s Reflection: 31st May 2015, TRINITY

The world is deeply mysterious. Fortunately we have very clever people who understand a lot about our universe through quantum theory. However even the most clever people say that if you think you are beginning to understand quantum theory, you have almost certainly got it wrong. I don’t understand quantum theory but one thing it says that I do understand is that at the heart of our reality there is something dynamic. I don’t think we can say that we understand God either. Christians have come to believe in God as Trinity. This insight is what we honour and celebrate today: God revealed as Creator, Redeemer and Life-giving Spirit, or to use traditional language: Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Through Jesus we know some of the qualities of God that we would not otherwise discover through the cleverness of scientists or philosophers: that God loves and cares for us. Remember that Jesus wept in mourning for the death of his friend Lazarus; that Jesus entrusted the care of his mother to the ‘beloved disciple’; that he forgave his torturers and executioners. What an amazing God is revealed through Jesus and it is the work of the Holy Spirit to bring all this to our hearts and minds and to transform us. Love is the extraordinary dynamic at the heart of God. If you understand this it is enough.

Alex Czerwonka

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