Photo was taken during the week between Ballingeary and Kealkill, West Cork (Irl)

As the sun peeps over the mountains, it casts some beautiful summer light into the valley below it

Thought on Thursday – June – 16/06/2022

‘God is not a static thing, not even a person, but a dynamic, pulsating activity, a life, almost a kind of drama. Almost, if you will not think me irreverent, a kind of dance.’ C.S Lewis

Sunday was Trinity Sunday. It is sometimes easy to get caught up in the numbers game, one in three, three in one and then come up with explanations. One certainty in life is that we will never fully understand God. We can never describe God from A to Z. It’s a lifetime journey to put all the pieces together. But we do have endless pointers on the journey of life that remind us of God’s unique presence in our world and universe.

Some of these describe God as love, as our creator, who is generous, who is with us always, who forgives wholeheartedly, who delights in each of us, who trusts us, encourages us, watches over us, comforts us and someone who brings light and hope to our dark corners. There are thousands of more words that could be added and we would still be short. In trying to understand God we must always remember God’s endless love for each of us. Everything else evolves from this.

Trinity Sunday reminds us that there are many things in our world and in our lives that we do not fully understand. It is the bad and sad stories that so often grab the headlines. But God’s love will always be visible and wherever its presence or energy is, we have nothing to fear. We are not in isolation but part of a community built on love in all its forms. Trinity may be surrounded in mystery but there is no mystery about the difference God’s love makes in our world and lives.