Create, Embody, Transform
We stand at a threshold in the unfolding story of Scripture and the ongoing revelation of God. The Season of Pentecost has come. Jesus has ascended. The Holy Spirit has descended. As Jesus’ living ministry ends, the people of God are ordained, as the Body of Christ, to live out the Gospel, in their own lives and as a community of faith. The Gospel of Jesus opens the way for the Gospel of the church. As the Son returns to unity with the Father, the Spirit fills creation. This indwelling Spirit is the way in which we will be present with us now. We are invited to understand all of these things in the image, the metaphor of Holy Trinity: God revealed as Father // Son // Spirit.
But there is even greater power for the people of God in embracing the active forces of these “persons” of Trinity: participating in the ongoing-ness of creation, in embodying the goodness of God and co-operating with God in the transformation of the world!