The Mystery of the Trinity
Today was Trinity Sunday and in today’s homily our deacon likened the trinity to the mystery of the body of Christ. Even though we are each individual members we are mystically one body in Christ. This statement got me thinking about one of my favorite movie themes, teams. Even though John and I are not sports fans, we very much love watching a group that is truly a team.
In most movies about sports the point of the movie usually revolves around a team member who thinks himself a star and the game is all about him showing himself off. At some point in the movie, he realizes that he is part of a team and will only succeed by thinking TEAM.
This is also played out in the military. When my son graduated from Army Boot Camp, I was struck at the graduation with the fact that they were moving on the parade field as one unit or body. Also, they all looked so uniform that I really had a hard time identifying my own son. They were all conformed to one look, one hair style, one dress, one professionalism. The power of the body is when all members work as a team. Can you imagine the power of the body of Christ if we all worked as one body?
Our country has become so conformed to the world view of individualism that we have difficulty being conformed to Christ in such a way as to look and speak as one. Imagine a military or sports team with a single member wanting to stand out and look and act different from the group; pure chaos.
The power of God is the unity and oneness of Trinity as stated in John 17:21, “that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”