Let us create humankind in our image… We are created in God’s image. And, the most important word there might just be “we.” There are elements of the Divine Image that we only bear when we are together, because God is a Triune Fellowship. Let us create humankind in our image… NOT “Let ME create humankind in MY image.” God IS a community—what we call the Trinity—and so when we come together as a community […]
The following is a reflection on Isaiah 8:1-8, the Old Testament lesson properly appointed for Trinity Sunday, Year B, according to the Revised Common Lectionary. The vision of Isaiah has always captivated me. It informs my vision of God’s Heavenly Kingdom perhaps more than anything else. It’s grand. Regal. Sweeping.
And that is the let-down we are all faced with on Trinity Sunday. We can have fun with Athanasius and Arius, we can break out Greek words like homoousias and perichoresis, and maybe get our money's worth from our theological education. But, at the end of the day we will be left with the gap between us and the unknowable. That which we are unable to bear.