Trinity Sunday, what is that?

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It was Descartes the Philosopher, who spoke of the difference between 'the god of the Philosophers' and 'The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob'. It is the difference between God as studied and thought about intellectually, and God as experienced in the ups and down of human living. It is the God of experience, the God we meet in everyday life, whom we celebrate on the feast of the Trinity. The Trinity is rather like the Scientist, Einstein's theory of relativity: it is easy to say but impossible to comprehend. It is a mystery beyond our grasp. We certainly do not know if that is all there is. The Trinity is what God has chosen to reveal, it is only a glimpse. God is experienced in many ways: as source of life; as the 'mind' behind the wonders of the universe; one who cares, one who can set us free; as one who is closer to us than our very selves, and one who is far beyond all our imaginings.

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Newsletter 30-31 May 2015