- Jan 17, 2020
While the doctrine is as complete as possible in light of the revelation given by God, the composition of the doctrine of the Trinity had a lot of stumbles, catches, falls, clarifications and developments along the way.
Many people today are overwhelmed with life’s struggles and sufferings and aren’t encouraged by the necessary-but-unhelpful historical formulations of the Trinitarian mystery. On this Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, the Divine Family can be preached and taught and believers can see anew the intimacy, approachability, and love that God has for each of us.
“I love the way the Holy Trinity is presented in ‘The Shack,’” Octavia Spencer said. For some Christians this presentation has proven too controversial, and they disapprove of the book and the movie. But the book is very popular despite that, and the movie, ten years in the making, has just been released.
The Lord Jesus, therefore, does not teach humanity as an outsider but as a human being, as someone within the human family. In approaching Jesus Christ, therefore, humanity can see greater light and more deeply understand its own dignity.
A Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, N.M., Richard Rohr believes that people in the early 21st century are primed to rediscover the idea of God as a Trinity, meaning relational, open and endlessly creative.