Here are some questions for us to prayerfully consider for this Sunday’s lessons. We hope you will find them a useful resource as you prepare to receive them in church. Click on the headers below to find the reading.
As we reflect on the mystery of God’s Nature this Trinity Sunday, the reading from the Book of Proverbs gives us a glimpse of how the mystery was talked about in the Hebrew scripture centuries before the dogma of the Trinity in the Christian Church. Wisdom exists as distinct from and the unique companion of God. A Hebrew word describing Wisdom could be translated “master worker” (NRSV) but also as a child playing in God’s presence as a delightful distraction. These descriptions of life within God’s Nature are divinely inspired human attempts to put into words the divine mystery that is beyond us. As you read this passage, what stands out to you? How do these descriptions of God connect with how you experience God?
This is a beautiful poem for us to read and reflect on as a description of the dignity of being human. Despite how badly we at times treat our fellow humans and our shared environment; we also share a divine purpose that God calls us to follow with God’s help. Jesus is our forerunner, example, and grace provider to live into our what God calls us to be.
This short passage from Paul’s letter to the Romans is read on Trinity Sunday because all three persons of the Trinity (God, Lord Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit) are mentioned. As we reflect on the mystery of God’s Nature, it is worth noting that the three persons are involved in the process of our healing and strengthening as people of faith, love, hope, and character. This week meditate on these verses as part of our relationship with God and God’s working for our good.
Jesus is a wise teacher. He knew so much more than his followers could hear and he had the patience to let them learn over time. He did not try to force them to learn more than they could handle. Is that a lesson for some of us today? That may include realizing that God is patient with us and our spiritual growth over the course of our lives; and that we need to be patient with others when we feel they are not growing as fast as we want or expect.