Catechism 3

How many persons are there in God?
There are three persons in the one true and 
living God: the Father, the Son, and the 
Holy Spirit. They are the same in substance, 
equal in power and glory.
(New City Catechism)

Plural in the beginning:
Let us make man…
The Divine counsel gathered for this act of image-making.

Son, Word, holding Father’s hand,
Shaping, making, always in union,
Preincarnate, perfect Man forming man;

Spirit, life-breathing,
Animating Adam, resurrecting bones,
Will of Father the constant motivation;

And Father: complete within
Tri-union with Spirit, Son,
Will enacted, embodied, perfected.

And we, somehow, swept into the dance:
I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.
Complexity shatters minds,

And yet: true from the beginning.
Father, Spirit, Son; always complete,
Yet drawing orphans into family.

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

4 thoughts on “Catechism 3

  1. As someone who lost their father at age 14 and my mother when I was 35, I’m so glad that I am not really an orphan. Thanks, Matthew.

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