Sunday, June 15, 2014
Trinity Sunday and Fathers Day at Episcopal Church of the Ascension. I’m thinking especially about how the Trinity can help us better understand and share the Good News of sex/gender/sexuality and other diversity, including body size/shape diversity. We heard Genesis 1:1-2:4a, in which I believe the Divine creates a sex/gender/otherwise-diverse humanity (http://www.keshetonline.org/transtexts/queerly-created/).
And I learned a hymn that is helpful as well, in thinking and teaching outside the binaries – Brian Wren’s “How Wonderful The Three-In-One”:
How wonderful the Three-in-One,
Whose energies of dancing light
Are undivided, pure and good,
Communing love in shared delight.
Before the flow of dawn and dark,
Creation's Lover dreamed of earth,
And with a caring deep and wise,
All things conceived and brought to birth.
The Lover's own Belov'd, in time,
Between a cradle and a cross,
At home in flesh, gave love and life
To heal our brokenness and loss.
Their Equal Friend all life sustains
With greening pow'r and loving care,
And calls us, born again by grace,
In Love's communing life to share.
How wonderful the Living God:
Divine Beloved, Empow'ring Friend,
Eternal Lover, Three-in-One,
Our hope's beginning, way and end.