Trinity birthed from wholeness,
wooing with each breath.
Parent, child, spirit, our
guiding light within.
Loving parent nurtures,
“I accept you as you are.”
Playful child sparkles,
“Remember what is true.”
Raucous spirit drifts warm,
“I am with you, far and wide.”
Trinity, free-whirling entities,
dancing, joyful as one.
This, a sacred mystery,
ours to behold. Ours to receive.
“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:18
Take time to read this pass slow. What word or words stand out for you? Reflect on what the invitation of this word/words for your life may be. Close your time in prayer.
Visual Teaching Moment for Kids:
A simple visual for children in regards to the Trinity is to cut an apple in half and explain that the peel, flesh and seeds are three parts of an apple, but they all make up the entire apple. This, similar to the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Spirit are three parts, but together make up the whole.
Another example is to take a picture of a 3-leaf Shamrock and write Father, Son and Spirit on each leaf. Three separate aspects, but together, they create the whole.
This book is Richard Rohr’s most recent release on the Trinity. While I haven’t read this latest book, I do receive his daily meditations and have read other books by him. I find him to be a radical, expansive voice for our modern age challenging our call as Christians as well as the role of the institutional church. I believe his reference to the Trinity as a Divine Dance stirred me to create the above.