Sunday, June 10, 2007

Pentecost +3 Sunday – A

Pentecost +3 Sunday – A

Years A
Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Psalm 8
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Matthew 28:16-20


It is easy to see how we can get to a Christian doctrine of Trinity from the Christian scriptures. This does seem to be significant jump from the Jewish scriptures and their focus upon G*D being one.

It is next to impossible to tell whether Trinitarian language rolled trippingly off the tongue of Jesus or was put in his mouth. It is possible to tell that this is a unique doctrine in some Christian communities. As such it has gotten in the way of Christian talking to Christian as well as between someone who is a Christian and someone who is not.

Ultimately this construct, no matter how helpful some think it is, needs to take a back seat to an appeal to live in peace (2 Cor. 13:11). This peace begins to be seen with three key (but not exclusive or exhaustive) descriptions of peace as grace, love, communion.

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heads trip on making patterns
where none is to be found

hearts trip on breaking patterns
where too many are present

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