***I apologize for the lateness of this post. I tried to do this at church, but Blogger was oppressing me there. ***
We come today to Trinity Sunday, which for me ranks right up there with T-Fig as one of the difficult-to-preach Sundays of the liturgical year.
True story: I did my neutral pulpit for St Stoic on T-Fig, and my ordination was on Trinity. (I preached my first ‘regular’ sermon at St Stoic that morning.) And yet, they called me and I am still there, so maybe they aren’t as un-preachable as I think…
I have never preached Proverbs before, but I am intrigued by an idea I find in that passage for this week’s lectionary.
Proverbs 8: 23 …before the beginning…
We humans tend to think that reality is what we can see, hear, taste, touch, remember. In that vein, we try to explain the Trinity in concrete human ways. I have always found those to be very unsatisfactory. And so instead of explaining the concept of the trinity, I think I will explore how we can grasp the mystery of what came “before the beginning.”
“What did your face look like before your mother was born?”
How about you?