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.

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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