The Trinity and the Church–A Reflection

Seeing more clearly how God is perfectly and happily Triune helps me see in a liberating way why some in the body of Christ are gifted with some gifts and others are gifted with other gifts. The Father, the Son, and the Spirit, each have their role in redemptive history, and in our own communal and personal histories. They happily and lovingly give of each other and serve each other in a different way. So, there is to be a reflection of that in the members of the body of Christ. Though we are many, we are one. Each member of Christ’s body is to be happily content with the gift they’ve received from the Spirit. Instead of being envious of another’s gift, I should seek to serve the body as a whole and each member individually with the gift I’ve received. Indeed, Trinitarian Christianity shows how we who are made in the image of the divine community can and should integrate unity and diversity, not only in the church, but also in our families, ministries, and communities and cultures in general.

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One thought on “The Trinity and the Church–A Reflection

  1. “Each member of Christ’s body is to be happily content with the gift they’ve received from the Spirit. Instead of being envious of another’s gift, I should seek to serve the body as a whole and each member individually with the gift I’ve received.”

    Amen and Amen. Good stuff, JT.

    Brad

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