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June 2, 2023

Beloved in Christ,

This Sunday marks one of the least celebrated holy days on the Church calendar – Trinity Sunday.  As this day recognizes a theological idea rather than an event, it is harder to "market," or, to a certain extent, explain.  All Saint’s Day falls into this category as well, but since it asks us to remember our loved ones departed, there is more of a personal connection that holy day.

Coming on the heels of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was given to all humanity who choose to claim it, Trinity Sunday establishes the framework of our belief, inviting us into the relationship of the God-head.  God reveals God’s self in Creation, through the sacrifice of the Son, and in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

What is truly amazing is that we can recognize the existence of the Trinity from the first lines of Holy Scripture: "In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, 'Let there be light.’" (Gen 1:1-2) We recognize the Creator, the Word, and the Ruach, the Hebrew word for "Spirit" (translated erroneously as "wind").

However, Christianity (and Judaism) still claims to be a monotheistic religion even though we recognize three aspects of the same God. What is critically important is that we do not see the three-persons in competition with each other, but rather dancing with each other. There is beauty and solidarity in the relationship of the Trinity, offering us a glimpse of what true affiliation can be.

And yet the Trinity is still a mystery, which is perhaps hard to accept in the scientific age.  To me, it is actually reassuring that I do not know everything, and I do not need to know everything, because God is.  My job – and my joy – is to believe in God and share God’s redemptive love with everyone.  That is more than enough to do.

In the Strong name of the Trinity,
Rev. Valerie+

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