Pondering the Baptism of Jesus

 

trinity-copy2This Sunday, the gospel reading was the baptism of Jesus, and was used as a springboard into a discussion of the Holy Trinity, as it is one of the places where the Trinity is most explicitly seen in scripture. As in most contemplations of the nature of God, the ramifications can be a bit of a mind-bender!

Particularly in this story, as the Father sends down the Spirit upon the Son.

 

On of the pictorial explanations of the Trinity affirms rightly that the Father is not the Son is not the Holy Spirit is not the Father; while the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God.  None is 1/3 God, each is complete, and the Godhead is complete in each. We are not polytheists!

 

So, what does it mean that

The Fullness of God

Anointed

The Fullness of God

With

The Fullness of God

 

All present in fullness and undivided essence, yet each distinct and unconfused uniqueness.

Full of wonder!

 

(Hat tip to The Foolish Galatian for the image)

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