Trinity Sunday week. Webster online has an interesting definition of the Trinity. It defines it by the capitalization of the T to discern if it is being spoken in regards to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. If it is a lower case t then it is defined three very similar things. In Mass we discussed how the belief in the Trinity to be a true Christian was like being in the eye of a hurricane. The Father is the power for the center to stay secure, Jesus sacrificed himself for us to be able to reach the center of the storm, and the Holy Spirit is what I believe to be the rock that keeps us grounded from being entrapped from the winds that swirl around. These winds are sin. For me the structure that keeps me in the center of the eye in the hurricane is a perfect description. My safety is due to the entire structure although it contains three different parts. I have also seen it in the sign of the Trinity.
The intersecting parts presents an accurate description of the narrow door to heaven that Matthew discussions. By believing in the Trinity we receive eternal life.
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:13-15
I had a rough weekend this past weekend. I spent the last of my money buying Godparent gifts for my step children’s Godparents. My step children were baptized on Trinity Sunday which I believe is important. Their Godparents are amazing wonderful individuals. Anyway on Saturday before their baptism we went out to purchase some food and I needed to pick up their gifts. The last of my money was gone. When the total came up I looked at Ben and he couldn’t afford all of it. So I took the last of my money and made the decision to purchase it. As I walked out of the store with our four small bags I began crying. All gone. Nothing left. I had been holding on to the money so I could purchase my wedding ring and license. And now it was all gone. Ben and I are planning to get married on the 19th of this month. I was distraught. I was able to purchase Bens wedding ring but I know am not able to purchase my own. I just collapsed into his arms sobbing in front of the car. He just hugged me and told me God will get us through this and I asked him how. He said turn around and in front of me was a rainbow. God’s sign. Ben then told me he would be purchasing the marriage license and we would find something for my wedding ring. I was about to tell him I always had foil but he interrupted me and said no we will find you something so you don’t have to wear a foil ring. He hugged me and told me it would all work out. He told me we just have to believe.
So I believe.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth; I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer Pg 96