Sunday is Trinity Sunday, and as such is our “patronal feast day.” For many churches, the feast day is that of their patron saint, the saint which their particular parish is named after. Often, the patronal feast day is a chance to reflect on the life, character, and witness of the figure as a community. For example, in my previous parish of St. James, we would celebrate James’ enthusiasm, his close friendship with Jesus, and his status as first among the disciples to be martyred.
For parishes not named after historical figures, other holidays are a chosen, such as Christ the King Sunday, Easter, or Christmas. For us, it is Trinity Sunday, the celebration of the triune nature of God. This is one of the most paradoxical and incomprehensible theological concepts in Christianity, but one takeaway I have from it is that God in God’s self is in community, and that facet of God’s self is projected as an integral part of God’s activity with us. We are constantly called into relationship with God and with each other. We can not exist with relationship with other beings just as God is never not in relationship within the Trinity, and in fact we are often at our best vis a vis our relationships with others. This is, I suspect, one of the ways in which we are made in the Creator’s image.
So Sunday, join us and be a part of our community: in worship, in education, and in fellowship as we celebrate our inspiration and the source of our life together: the God who is three in one.