The Trinity

One of my favorite stories in scripture is from Genesis 18:1-4. “The LORD appeared to Abraham by the terebinth of Mamre, as he sat in the entrance of his tent, while the day was growing hot. Looking up, he saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to greet them; and bowing to the ground, he said: “Sir, if I may ask you this favor, please do not go on past your servant. Let some water be brought, that you may bathe your feet, and then rest yourselves under the tree.” This event is depicted in Rublev’s famous Icon of the Trinity at Mamre.

The trinity frequently enters my life. They always come in the person or persons of older members of my community. This never happens in a church and yet their presence is always deeply spiritual. Look around you and see if you can see this trinitarian presence in your life. Who are the angels that come onto your plain and under your oaks? Peace.

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