One God, Three Persons
June 11, 2017 | Fr Richard Conrad OP
A text precious to the Jews, “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is One,” is also precious to us. God is One, with an intensity that cannot be fathomed by us complex creatures.
The heart of the Christian faith is a further precious truth: there are relationships “within” this One God, relationships between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Relationships we are invited into!
The names “Father”, “Son” and “Holy Spirit” may remind us of pictures of the Holy Trinity that show “two men and a bird”. We cannot do without pictures, including mental ones. But we need to know they are pictures, that no one of them can show everything, and that none of our pictures can capture God’s mystery.