We recently celebrated Trinity Sunday, a day when some parish priests don’t like to preach. After all, how can you make the Trinity comprehensible? We make the issue complex, when it’s about simplicity. We experience God as one, and in any explanation of the Trinity we keep coming back to the concept of God’s unity. Why not start there?
The Trinity is for us a model of inclusion, three co-equal persons in dynamic union. We are all called to union with God and with creation. Considering the Trinity through the lens of our current social landscape of confrontation of racism, the Trinity is a reminder that we are called to unity in the midst of diversity, reconciling differences in a way that supports and energizes all of us.
If we focus on the life of Jesus, we see that he lives out this orientation of inclusion of all people in God’s Kingdom and the calling out of hypocrisy and alienation. He shows us how to live this trinitarian dynamic in our own life. The call to live in unity and peace is echoed throughout the New Testament as the way we live out the teachings of Jesus.
In my photography I focus on creating harmonious images, where there is proper relationship among the elements of the photos. I’ve included a variety of images this week that possess a harmony of their own.
“Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.” (2 Corinthians 13:11-13)
2 thoughts on “Trinity”
Good Morning Fr. Ron, I love the play of the sky in some of these photos and, in the harbor photo, the contrast between the old sail boat and the newer motor yachts. Continue to keep us focused.
Yes, I find it important to look up and notice what the sky is doing. We’ve been fortunate to have some lovely skies lately. It can add so much to the beauty of a scene. I continue to be attracted to the “big picture” as well as the small details of life.