And God saw that it was good…
Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Trinity – our belief in the One God revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – One God: the Creator, the Redeemer and the Sanctifier. The Three in One and One in Three. In his proclamation of the Trinity St. Athanasius declared it to be “incomprehensible” – beyond our limited human understanding. Today as we celebrate our belief in the One God, we cry out with many in the world in the declaration that Black Lives Matter and in condemnation of the Lie of White Supremacy and the other many lies by which the world operates.
When our God finished creating the world, he declared it to be “Good”. But it didn’t take long for the Lie to enter with the promise: You can be like God. And so, knowing good and evil but unable to always know the difference, humanity was cast out to live in brokenness according to the Lie in its many forms.
As a counter to Lie, the Church offers an ancient symbol representing the Trinity and the unity and power of God. Three equal, distinct parts united as One, in whose image we were created. The lies have blinded us to this reality in which we were created. May God heal us of our brokenness, that justice and mercy might prevail, and that we may daily be faithful to the reality in which we were created: all Good, all Brothers and Sisters, all Children of God.