Some of you have wondered if my Pentecost sermon will be posted to the website. It will be posted today—not exactly as I preached it, but close.
I hope that some of you will consider joining our Catholic brothers and sisters at Good Shepherd for a special Taize service tonight at 7 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Convent chapel on the corner of Seaman and Isham (NOT the big Good Shepherd church). We will be praying especially for immigrants and refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Brother Anthony has especially asked for OSA people to come, because we can sing.
This Sunday is one of the great holidays of the church—Holy Trinity Sunday. It’s the day when we remember what makes us Christian. It’s God, the Holy Trinity.
The Trinity is primarily a mystery to enter and to welcome, not a doctrine to understand. But nevertheless, God did not make us only for awe, but also for comprehension. So the doctrine of the Holy Trinity exists as faith seeking understanding, as we human being grapple to make sense of the God who reveals Godself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—or Speaker, Word, and Voice. Grappling with God and the mystery of God is as old as humanity itself. It’s a very respectable and honorable endeavor, and I hope you join us on Sunday as we continue into the mystery of the Triune God, and seek to understand it with your own brothers and sisters in Christ.