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Trinity Sunday

Isaiah 6:1-8
Romans 8.12-17
John 3:1-17

John Donne, the great seventeenth-century Anglican poet, said in his Litanie that the doctrine of the Trinity is ‘Bones to Philosophy, but milk to faith’.1 Bones and milk are both provided by today’s readings.

The belief that God is Trinity is the foundation for the belief that God is also love. If God were not Trinity, the most we could say with absolute confidence would be that God occasionally – or even regularly – chooses to act lovingly, but not that he is, in himself, love. Belief in God the Trinity says that before there was anything external to God towards which God could act lovingly, God’s being was still expressed in the love between Father, Son and Spirit... 

Taken from Lectionary Reflections – Year B by Jane Williams

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