“Blessed be the Holy Trinity and the undivided Unity.”
INI + AMEN.
((5. Oops!: We think we relate to God through knowledge.))
How do you know God? So often we think knowing God is about our understanding. That’s often our problem as Lutherans: our understanding, our right answers so often become our God. Trinity Sunday doesn’t help that ingrained idol because, in the true Christian confession, terms like substance and person are used. These terms are important and helpful in order to confess what the Scriptures say. But when we use our terms to box God up into our understanding, we’re abusing those terms rather than using them properly.
But, on Trinity Sunday, we often double down on thinking that knowing God has to do with our understanding. It’s why there’s an overabundance of analogies trying to reduce God to our understanding. Sorry, but the Triunity of God is NOT like an apple or a clover or anything else in all creation. Continue reading