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The mystery of the Trinity has been the subject of theological study, debate and argument from the start of the Church.

I stumbled upon this description of theology on the website of an Anglican church called “Trinity”- This looks like it is from a sermon on the Holy Trinity:

G.K. Chesterton wrote, “It is the saint who tries to get his head into the heavens; it is the atheist who tries to get the heavens into his head; and it is his head that splits.” We cannot explain God because our heads are too little and our brains too feeble to accommodate him. Nevertheless, if we are to live in any orderly manner, we must have some orderly thinking about God. Without organizing our thoughts about God, we will never make any progress trying to pursue the will of God. That is what we mean by theology – organized thoughts about God.

In other words theology is “faith seeking understanding.”

What is the Trinity and what in the world does Love have to with it?

To help us on our road to understanding here is a quote from Hans Urs von Balthasar (12 August 1905-26 June 1988) a Swiss theologian who tells us that:

β€œIn Christ, for the first time, we see that in God himself there exists–within his inseparable unity–the distinction between the Father who gives and the Gift which is given (the Son), but only in the unity of the Holy Spirit.” ― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child

And below are two short videos from modern day theologian Fr. Robert Barron- which in a few short minutes helps us think about the Trinity:

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