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What is the Holy Trinity? I have no idea. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “the whole thing [is] incomprehensible.”

No doubt many sermons will be preached tomorrow where ministers, pastors, and priests will try desperately to make it all make sense (some verging on “heresy”). But somehow I don’t think it is supposed to make sense. The sheer mathematics defy human logic: 1 + 1 + 1 = 1. Say what?

Perhaps the best way I’ve learned to describe God as Holy Trinity is “mystery.” To some that may be a cop-out, but I see it as a challenge. Mystery isn’t a way to end the conversation, but a point of departure to deepen it. God as mystery is God as wind and flame, blowing here and there, unable to characterized and refusing even to be named, referring to God’s self simply as “I Am.” In a world…

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