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the First Council of Nicaea (325)

A depiction of the Council of Nicaea
in AD 325, at which the Deity of Christ
was declared orthodox and Arianism


PLOGS BELOW (JML's Poetic Commentary)

Be Not Afraid
by Bob Dufford, S.J.

You shall cross the barren desert,
but you shall not die of thirst.
You shall wander far in safety,
though you do not know the way.

You shall speak your words in foreign lands,
and all will understand,
You shall see the face of God and live.

Be not afraid,
I go before you always,
Come follow Me,
and I shall give you rest.

If you pass through raging waters
in the sea, you shall not drown.
If you walk amidst the burning flames,
you shall not be harmed.

If you stand before the pow'r of hell
and death is at your side,
know that I am with you, through it all

Be not afraid,
I go before you always,
Come follow Me,
and I shall give you rest.

Blessed are your poor,
for the Kingdom shall be theirs.
Blest are you that weep and mourn,
for one day you shall laugh.

And if wicked men insult and hate you,
all because of Me,
blessed, blessed are you!

Be not afraid,
I go before you always,
Come follow Me,
and I shall give you rest.

For me this song explains
metaphorically the essence
known as The Trinity.

so, God is a Trinity
what does that mean?

Father — God as logos, ultimate creator,
what exists by itself, what exists so we exist

Son — God as Jesus, humans, mankind,
the population of the world

Holy Spirit — God as an individual life force,
innate energy to keep everything alive,
a concept of connecting people together,
a concept of knowledge before education

this is not entirely true
as in, “close but no cigar”

The Trinity is God as 3 persons
but those 3 persons are only
one God and that’s constant.
God is not 3 gods in one.
The Trinity is not separate deities.

The yours, mine, ours explanation
of The Trinity goes like this—

God is ours.
God belongs to all.
God is not just mine.
God is not just yours.
God is not shared.
God is ours constantly.
The Father is God and is ours.
The Son is God and is ours.
The Holy Spirit is God and is ours.
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
—are God and God is ours.


In honor of Trinity Sunday
The Sunday following Pentecost

More information on The Trinity

Aquinas’ arguments for proof of God

Augustine’s On The Trinity
Book 8 from library of congress

ON THE TRINITY— in its entirety

about On The Trinity

Death Comes For The Archbishop
Willa Crather



Plog Post: Sunday, June 16, 2019