ETC – 12 June 2022
Invitation to love
Message by: Fr Richard M Healey
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TRINITY SUNDAY – The divine dance
The biggest challenge in approaching a deeper understanding of the nature of God is being Western. Having a Western mind is really useful for science and computing + engineering.
It is really not all that helpful for God. It began with the Greeks who loved making distinctions and treating everything with a dualistic mindset.
ON/OFF. BLACK/WHITE. TALL/SHORT. EMPTY/FULL. LIGHT/DARK. LAND/OCEAN NIGHT/DAY, MALE/FEMALE
Life doesn’t happen until we move beyond binary. Sunrise and sunset and their play of light and darkness. Coral reefs + mangroves. What beautiful spaces.
Trying to solve a 3D problem in 2D. Go beyond the limits of trying to solve the problem and embrace the mystery.
Character of God. Attributes: Wise, loving, strong, good
Personal: wisdom. Lover. Glory. Healer GOD + not GOD
Trinity is an invitation into community; an invitation into love; into the divine dance.
- First Reading ‡ Proverbs 8:22-31
Wisdom was born before the earth was made.
- Responsorial ‡ Psalm 8:4-9
O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
- Second Reading ‡ Romans 5:1-5
To God through Christ in the love which is poured out through the Spirit.
- Gospel ‡ John 16:12-15
Whatever the Father has is mine. The Spirit will receive what I give and tell you about it.