In the Trinity, we have a doctrine of undivided unity. This is actually our roadmap for embodying Christ through the world.
The Trinity and our illusion of division
Trinity Sunday | Matthew 28:16-20
Our story begins with a gathering and a journey.
“The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. “
They gathered, what was left of them after the betrayal. After Jesus’s trial and crucifixion. After Peter’s denial. Yes, all that unpleasantness. And also after Mary told them that Jesus was alive.
They are going on faith to this place. Faith in Mary’s word as much as in Jesus; in God.
“When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted.”
Hold the phone. This is how we’re telling the story?
Mary tells the disciples about seeing the risen Christ and they all get on the road. What do they have to lose? And they get there and Jesus just shows up and we’re not going to pause to see how amazing this moment is?
And even as we’re used to the idea that “seeing is believing” some of them are doubting even this?
We’re used to the other Easter stories—they’re more iconic. The walk to Emmaus and the fishing by the sea. This one has a different vibe to it. And besides, why are we even talking about a resurrection story on Trinity Sunday: the only principle feast based entirely on a theological concept?
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