Sunday, May 18, 2008

Trinity Sunday

Today is the Sunday when Christians generally comment on or spend time with the doctrine of the Trinity - perhaps the most obscure, mysterious, incohate, and among the most meaningful elements of the Christian tradition.

But let's not take ourselves too seriously.

So, here's a joke from yesterdays Kansas City Star:

Jesus said, "Who do people say that I am?" His disciples replied, "Some say that you are John the Baptist returned from the dead; others say Elijah or another of the propehts."

Jesus replied, "But who do you say that I am?"

Peter answered and said, "Thou art the Logos, existing in the Father as his rationality and then, by an act of his will, being generated, in consideration of the various functions by which God is related to his creation, but only because Scripture speaks of a Father, a Son and a Holy Spirit, each member of the Trinity being coequal with every other member and each acting inseparably with and interpenetrating every other member, with only an economic subordination within God, but causing no division which would make the substance no longer simple."

And Jesus replied, saying, "What?"