Humans are by nature curious. There are so many things I want to find out. There are other things I’ve resigned to never understand. And there are things I think at times I’ve known, but when I go to explain it to someone else, I realize I’ve just scratched the surface. Some things I wonder about:
- Why does my Cheese Whiz toast always land whiz side down when I drop it?
- How can Collective Soul’s songs all sound the same but different?
- Why do people like the NFL?
- How is the mystery of the trinity important to me?
Obviously some of these things I’ve been thinking about more than others lately. I found an amazing blog site that has a very well-written exploration/discourse on the trinity; It’s nature and significance. It’s not all encompassing, but it gives a great overview, and scratched me right where I itched for the time being. I’m continuing to do more searching and reading on the subject, but check it out.
One of my favourite sections reads like this:
But conceiving of the Trinity as a relational being offers quite an alternative understanding of worship. A social trinity gives us a picture of worship that is already taking place within the Godhead. The Father, the Son and the Spirit have, from time immemorial, been in mutual companionship, joy, worship and adoration of one another. Their creative activity was an act of mutuality. Read the Bible slowly and carefully and you’ll see that ‘the Word’ (later called Jesus Christ) and the Spirit were actively involved in conceiving and delivering the creative activity behind what we understand as the genesis of our existence. Jesus was never “plan B” when it all went wrong; no – the second persona of the Trinity was always completely present in the creation and sustenance of the world. If a relational understanding of the Trinity is the context of our coming to worship, there is no longer a need to please or impress God in order for him to bless us with his presence. We do not need to create, as it were, a good enough party to wake God up and make him think he might join us. It’s quite the other way around. The Trinity are already having a party of their own. There they are, communicating, loving, worshipping, laughing, dancing, always and forever, without a break. Grace, love and adoration flows constantly between the Godhead.