How do you feel about the Trinity? How long did it take for you to start to get a grasp of it?
As far as I’m concerned, [the Trinity is] the bedrock of Christian theology, worldview, ethics, and whatever else.
As far as getting a grasp of the Trinity, I believe that there is really only a continual journey deeper into the mystery. The more I think I know the more I realize I do not know. However, I would say that beginning to grasp the concept of the Trinity started thinking about analogies (some of which were mentioned at the taster), such as neapolitan ice cream, a shamrock, water in three phases. However, I do caution these comparisons as greatly lacking and should not be the end of seeking to understand. I think that the most faithful way of understanding the Trinity is to begin with the narrative of scripture.
Different forms of this question were common – look for some additional thoughts on this topic soon.
This question came out of a young adult small group taster last Sunday morning in which I taught about the question “What is the Trinity?”