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The Trinity

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Jesus said, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.”  (John 14:16-17)

The above text is the one of the pieces of Jesus’ last evening with his disciples. It is near the end of Matthew’s gospel as the soon to be crucified Christ prepares his disciples to continue his work. People are to discover through the followers of Jesus that the God who made the world, redeemed the world and continues to work in the world is looking for allies. Followers of Jesus are to continue his work. This verse is one place where the doctrine of the Trinity is pointed to within the pages of scripture.

The Trinity is often lifted up as a difficult concept to understand. And of course, it is. But it has been said that the Trinity is not so much a puzzle to be solved, as it is a mystery to stand in awe of. The Trinity is not about intellectual mumbo jumbo. It is about a God of love who is too amazing to fully comprehend.

This week, we look at the Trinity and we will do so intellectually, artistically and contemplatively. In each way we discover a bit more about how amazing God is. And at the same time we also discover how much more there is to know than we will ever fully understand.

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