The idea of a triune God is abstract and complicated. But she has a lot to do with our lives.+ Gerhard Beham, Catholic Dean in Wolfratshausen Germany©photo: MM-archive
"God, that's complicated!" – so we not sigh, when we understand some facts. "God, you're complicated!" – so we groan as Christians, if we want to understand the doctrine of the Trinity of God.
the idea of a God in three persons is actually very true to life: Because God is not static, resting in itself, but communicative and dialogical thought. More precisely: In his Trinity, and we worship with a "lively" God of love. The love demands known at least two people that a certain spirit, namely the spirit of love, unites.
comes While the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, the insight, the others are to each other rather go to hell because we can make ourselves by hostility to the life of each other hell, is the Christian answer to that: no, the loneliness is hell! And overcomes the human being as image of God, he prepares his fellow-man an idea of the love of God. We do not imagine God, therefore, as lonely, but as love, then the love of God, needs an Opposite. Because to love both the For-Itself-Be the one: Two separate beings, the learn be thanks to the love one is part of.
The Christian God is sociable
to find The triple-triune image of God fulfilled, so to speak, two basic human needs: first, the desire to realize themselves, and, secondly, the longing, community. In this sense, our image of God is of course complicated, because it is the channel diverging tendencies of the Individual and the Community strut appearing to be on a unit that you have to constantly find new.
But the life in our people unlike complicated? We think only of marriage: unity is not the result of fusion of two personalities, but each must remain independent and must. The three-one God is therefore a complicated mystery, but not in a negative sense. God appears to us to be often contradictory and far, at the same time, he comes to us but close to, the experience of love! God is wholly himself-inducing life.
This is also the experience of God Jesus wants to take us in his relationship to the heavenly father. God wants us to be as Mitliebende! Because God is self-surrender, we can't find our salvation in that we cut ourselves off and isolate. It commits us also to dialogue with the other religions.
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In fact, we may let us remember, when we make the sign of the cross: We are taken into the love between the father and the son through the power of the Holy spirit. It is to Give a Combination of Up-and-Gift-Can. And we are players in a divine plan of Love! Maybe we should sigh, therefore, better: "My God, what you so lovingly're complicated!"Updated Date: 09 June 2020, 00:34