Trinity Sunday C
– The heart of our faith; everything flows from it and to it; the distinctive message of Christianity.
– The first reading from Proverbs personifies Wisdom (she in the Hebrew) comes forth from God, yet not a creature, since she exists before all creation (before the springs and the mountains)
– She is with God – by his side – as with an artisan / crafts(wo)men. We recite this in the creed each week – ‘begotten not made, of one being with the Father; through him all things were made.’
– Book of Genesis begins with the declaration of the community of God: In the beginning God created; and God spoke; and the spirit of God was over the waters… ‘let us make humanity in our image’
– Psychological analogy (St Augustine) – I can project myself as another. When we say something even as simple as ‘I love myself’ we recognise a subject (i), an object (myself) and a shared object (the love) – yet we maintain an essential unity.
– St Augustine – Mind. Self-knowledge. Self-love.
– “I was by his side, a master craftsman, delighting him day after day, ever at play in his presence, at play everywhere in his world, delighting to be with the sons of men.” Importance of play.
Recorded at St Michael’s, 6pm Vigil (8’46”)