Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
Welcome to worship as we celebrate the Holy Trinity. I was sitting and talking the other day with another priest I know who said to me, “Ian, the Holy Trinity is more a verb than a noun.” I’ve been kind of dwelling on that since in the midst of doing loads of “stuff”. I think what was meant is the realisation that God is not static and inactive, like ‘The Father, Son and Holy Spirit’ deciding to take the day off going to church and staying in bed. This picture is actually heretical (but light hearted humour of course!). I’ve put it in here today though, because unlike this cartoon, the Trinity is about the action of God, lovingly creating, redeeming and sustaining life in the midst of all its highs and lows, joys and sorrows, celebrations and commiserations.
The Trinity is about perfect love and unit.
It remains a mystery for us to ponder and give praise.
Rev Cannon Ian Howarth is the Rector of the Anglican Parish of St Paul's Kyneton and St John's Malmsbury and is the team leader of the Central Highlands Cluster.