Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Is the Trinity too limiting?

Recently I’ve been thinking that the Trinity lacks some expression of God.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, all the One God.
Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier. Or replace Sanctifier with Sustainer. Okay.

Do we have to fit into one of those three the awe of a sunset (or sunrise)?
Incredible gravity. Do you really understand gravity, or perhaps magnetism?
Okay, matter and energy may fit in Creator. But, if so, then does everything and every non-thing?
Music in our heads, what some refer to as “ear worms.” Which one of the Three gets to have that one?
What is the Mind? Where is it located. Which part of the Trinity does it “belong” to? Yes, I know about the Unity of the Trinity, but still.

Is the person crying on the other end of the phone transmitted through the medium to your ear via Creator, Lover, or Sustainer? Can we have another description of God that includes the medium through which we communicate our pain and reasurance to each other?

God is so much more than we can describe, but so also is the world that we interact with and through.

Can’t we add a few more “personae” without being a heretic?
Or, perhaps I’m just a heretic through and through. Have mercy, Lord, have mercy.