Dancing with God

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Collect for the First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday)

Dancing with God. The first Sunday after the Day of Pentecost commemorates and embraces not an event, but the reality of the Holy Trinity. It is one of few celebrations of the Church Year that commemorates a reality and belief rather than a specific event or person. On this day, Christians remember and honor the eternal God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Symbolic of the unity of the Trinity, it lasts one day and continues to be a both fascinating and controversial dogma of the faith. The mystery of the Trinity does not mean a riddle, but rather that the Trinity is a reality above our human comprehension that we may begin to grasp, but ultimately must know through worship, symbol, and faith. It has been said that mystery is not a wall to run up against, but an ocean in which to swim.

I offer that the Trinity is a three-person dance with God, whereby no partner of the dance can ever break away, loose step or fall out of sync. Instead, every partner remains perfectly in step and bound even as the music inevitably will change. The partnership circle cannot be broken. Every day, we are called to dance with God. Now, let us work on our dance moves and remember always to let God lead.

– The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector