Dear Members & Friends of St. John's,
If you've been scanning the newspaper for a story about the mysterious 12th Station of the Cross, I have some disappointing news: ProJo was a no-show. The anticipated visit of a reporter and photographer from the Providence Journal on Pentecost was postponed by breaking news in Providence last week. The breaking news today, however, is that they are due to be back this Sunday, Trinity Sunday. So I encourage you not to be a no-show when ProJo comes this Sunday!
I've heard it said that Trinity Sunday is the only feast that celebrates a doctrine rather than an event. But I don't think that's true. Trinity Sunday is about the "event" that is God, from whom all events in the universe proceed. Trinity Sunday celebrates the God that the Church proclaims, in a way that acknowledges the fullness of God's mystery and our inability to grasp the reality of God in that fullness. Yet despite our human limitations, we are invited to participate in God's divine life as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We have access to God through the Son, through whom the Father adopts us as fellow children, who in turn pours out his Holy Spirit on us, so that we may show forth God's glory in the world.
The doctrine of the Trinity is intended to guide us into the life of the Trinity. In turn, we are led to live a trinitarian life: one that is inspired by the Spirit, patterned after the Son, and in dependence upon our loving Father, as we travel on a spiritual pilgrimage into the heart of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Won't you show up this Sunday to join our trinitarian pilgrimage?
Yours in Christ's service,