The egg. “The incredible, edi…” – sorry that was my 70’s indoctrination. I will somehow try to approximate the Trinity using this remarkable orb but not the way you’re probably expecting. All analogies that attempt to convey the unknown seem to hit the ground running before they are limping to a cliff behind a pack of disillusioned lemmings. However, what I want to convey is a simple truce for the ongoing domestic dispute between science and religion. Since analogies are particularly powerful among children, then those who not only still play but actually ‘believe all’ may find this as exciting as golden memories of sitting unrestrained in the back of a station wagon, a fistful of allowance, heading towards Toys R Us.
Okay, my sad analogy of this boundless, ever-giving, Triune Deity is relating it to an egg. That same uncreated phenomena between the Father, Son, and Spirit offering fully of themselves to each other. That same incredibly diverse yet profoundly equal functions and measure finally decide it is high time to share their relational energy and allows their egg of wonder to crack. The Spirit, like the cleaving of atoms, explodes out with unprecedented force, sight, and sound. The ever-creative energy shared within the Wonder Egg, fusing vapors and dust within the swirling centrifugation of planetary new formations begins to expand towards the infinite darkness. From the vulnerable crack, a Big Bang, shakes the billions of newborn galaxies within the universe. Life begins the very moment the Trinity becomes vulnerable. Life actually flows from the wounded side of this extraordinary analogy. Love allows the necessary violence to open itself to others at the sacrifice of remaining whole. Love when offered without condition is an unequaled force designed to disrupt the status quo and create life.
Soooo…yea…the egg definitely came first.
Within in every underlying precept of the biblical thread, is some sort of going out and returning back. The return is never fruitless. Like the word of God that never comes back void. Eventually, we will return to the very “crack” the Spirit went out from. I know by now you are hoping the lemmings along with my analogy has parachutes, so I’m grateful for your patience in not tapping out.
Ultimately I want to invite you to unpack some thoughts and see how well they apply to you:
- The diversity and love within this triune relationship. How is this diversity reflected in your faith, your church, and your friends?
- Omnipotence, Ever-Powerful, and All-Knowing are well touted virtues y’All Mighty Creator. Yet Creator is an ever-creative virtue that continuously proves its propensity through evolution and especially adaptation. Nature always finds a way. As selfishness, arrogance, and entitled cultures, ignore the ramifications of our continuous assault upon our planet ambivalent that nature will find a way, what can we expect for our future? What will happen with glacial calving then melting, coral bleaching, oil spills, floating trash islands, and over fishing? Remember Nature will find a way. Maybe a new order of water-borne species exquisitely adaptive to our flagrant disregard? Maybe an apex species? Maybe some awakening of a dormant algae or even a leviathan to go out from its slumber and return its sea to order by whatever violence necessary.
- Has your faith, expression of worship, seem frozen in language, ritual, tradition, inequality, and/or patriarchy? Have you and I grown docile and content with being subservient to a power base, those Keepers of the Keys of knowledge? How will Nature find a way to reflect the ever-creative Triune force and mutual life-giving love within and through this situation?
- Finally, let us end with love. Without love we would have literally never existed. Has the love of a Messiah, which did not return void to the Father, drench us in gratitude. Will we, even within Christendom, ever stop crucifying one another? Will we be brave enough to open our side, inviting others into our self love-realm? Has the love of G-d and love of neighbors been replaced by religion worshipping itself? Does Sunday seem so distant from the initial decision to share uncreated, original love with exclusionary fallacies of original sin? Has the Spirit convinced you that your soul is yearning for a divine relationship instead of human authority?
Nature will break through.
He will return,
Keep two masters,
Keys build empires,
Wolves become pastors.
Life is bled,
Soul-drenched and weary,
His disciples are fed.
Inviting my soul,
Through Christ my guide.
Lord, awaken me from my slumber!