This weekend we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity. This great mystery of our God who is One, yes three distinct persons, but One God. Our Father who created All, The Son who Redeems All and the Spirit who is in All and Sanctifies All. Having celebrated the great season of the Resurrection we now are invited to live more deeply in the power of the Blessed Trinity. A unity that can be a source of strength for our lives and guide us to encounter our sisters and brothers receiving them by seeking to model after the love of the Trinity. Paul in his second letter to the church of Corinth shares with us this love and imparts it upon us through his apostolic greeting.
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
and the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.”
It is precisely this fellowship that we are called to live out as Church that impacts the very being of each one of us. The very life of the church is to live in this fellowship and invite others to encounter and experience the love of God in this fellowship of the Holy Spirit. It is this very Holy Spirit that we celebrated in our Pentecost celebration that we, “encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace ,and the God of love and peace” is truly with us. The fellowship that we are called to live is with God and with one another, with His people. It is this twofold fellowship that each Christian must seek. If only we would truly accept and live in love with all God’s people.
We hear much talk about being Christian, yet so many who profess fellowship with Christ at the same time, disregard God’s people, fail to see them in the light that God has given each person. The Synodal Church, an Evangelical Church reaches beyond the crisis of our world and touches the lives and hearts of those on the peripheries. We go to the corners of our society to embrace and include all who find themselves left outside. We become a beacon of light and hope with the very Spirit of God guiding us to witness to Christians and those of other faiths that our God has not left us nor abandoned us to the hatred, destruction and division in our world. The power of the Trinity offers healing to the wounded and broken, life in a culture and society of death, and truth and peace to those who honestly seek it.