Mysterious Trinity

Sunday, November 04, 2012 Posted by Joline

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The Trinity. Go ahead and explain that one to me. Here's a few illustrations I've heard:

Water: can be liquid, gas, ice - different forms, and yet all, water.
Apple: made up of the skin, flesh, and core.
A clover: three petals make up one stem of clover.
A triangle.


I am currently doing a Beth Moore study about the Holy Spirit: Living Beyond Yourself, in which even Beth has made the attempt to explain the Trinity. And while I consider her a master teacher, I have yet to find a way or learn of a way to completely and adequately explain or understand the Trinity. Even still, I fervently believe in the unity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - 3 in 1. 

Thus, I think I raise the white flag and choose to place the Trinity in the "mystery" category - spiritual things I "get", but can't explain logically. And that's that.

I have watched so many people struggle to define the Trinity, that it makes me wonder.

Must we define it?

Are we OK with there being a mysterious element to our faith? Maybe it was never meant to explained? Are we cool with NOT knowing everything??? Hmmmmm . . .

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